Friday, April 18, 2008

Sew Crafty Friday - CAMO ANYONE?

I recently made my daughter some fabric shopping bags made from three different pretty blue fabrics, since her favorite color is blue. Last Saturday, she and her hubby were on the way to the grocery store when I got a phone call with this request: "Mama, can you make some masculine grocery bags for my hubby from camouflage or something like that? Also, could you make them a little wider and not as tall so they won't look as feminine?"

Then it hit me, lots of men do the grocery shopping, mine included! So I should probably made some grocery bags geared toward the husbands out there!

This weekend I am going to make my son-in-law some fabric grocery bags from this fabric. They will be camouflage with black lining. I think they would look great a little shorter and wider too!

I have been hearing more and more about how the grocery stores around the world have already stopped using plastic bags or are going to stop using them or charge for them in the near future. Just imagine how many of those plastic bags have been put in the landfill, if you take into account the number of plastic grocery bags just one person accumulates. We have always had lots of them in our recycle bag. Sometimes I get so many I just throw them away!

I really need to make my own household several bags and start using them right away.

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Pen Pen said...

Great idea! I have to bring my own bag at one store I use (or pay for theirs). These are great.

Terri & Crew said...

That's a great idea and I like the camo look!

Mom2fur said...

What a cool idea! I think you could start a trend here of men doing the shopping, LOL!

The Happy Housewife said...

What a great idea... grocery bags are on my project list. I never thought of making some manly ones!

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