A fabric shopping bag is very eco-friendly – it helps reduce the amount of plastic around us. Did you know that you can sew it yourself? It is very easy!
Making your own shopping bag has many advantages:
A cotton bag is very easy to make yourself. Its advantages are easy availability of material, low price and many available colors or patterns. We recommend thick and densely woven fabrics, e.g. 272 g/m2. Then the shopping bag will be very durable
You can also make a shopping bag out of natural canvas. You can use a more specialized material in the form of laminated linen canvas, which has better parameters in terms of strength and resistance to moisture. It is also quite rigid.
Shoppingbags nowadays are used not only to carry purchases, but they are also an element of styling. More and more women resign from traditional bags in favour of cotton ones. It is worth to have a few of them in a drawer and wear them alternately, matching the styling
Ahand-made shopping bag should be personalized. Let’s depart from standard patterns in favor of those that correspond well with our style. Especially trendy are bags in metallic colors – silver, gold and copper. Patterns imitating animal skin such as snake skin or leopard skin look good, too
Stylish shopping bags with DIY print can be also obtained by making a digital print on them. This technique gives a lot of possibilities: you can reproduce a high-resolution image and choose any motif for printing. It does not have to be a floral motif suggested by the fabric manufacturer, but, for example, a reference to your favourite movie, a quote or a meme. Fabrics recommended for printing are:
Sewing a shopping bag is not difficult and absolutely everyone is able to do it. You just need to gather materials and show a little patience.
The easiest solution is to sew a bag from one piece of material. Thanks to this, we will not have to sew the bottom. Just follow 3 simple steps
The advantage of sewing a bag from two pieces of material is that we can choose two completely different colors, and even textures. Thanks to this our bag will be more interesting, maybe even designer. How to go about it?
It remains to sew the bag handles so that they are comfortable and durable. You can do this by using different materials. The jute rope will give it a nautical look, which is very interesting. However, you can do it simpler, using leftover material, which you sew to the inner edges of the bag