Friday, November 23, 2012

Easy Fold-up Shopping Bag Tutorial

This is possibly the easiest way to make a fold up shopping bag, that you wont be able to live without 1 (or 3 like myself) in your handbag and car.

You will need:
Either a simple rectangle/square shaped bag you have made, or a premade bag to make it even easier.
1 hair elastic
1 button


1) Find the middle of the back, and sew a hair elastic in place with a few straight stitches back and forth.

2) Turn the bag to face front up
3) Fold the bag, first with handles on top of the bag

4) Fold one 3rd of the bags side in on itself
5) and repeat with the other side

6) Then start rolling from the bottom and find where the elastic will stretch to.
7) Mark with your sewing needle, but dont start sewing the button on until you unfold it, to ensure you one sew through one layer of the bag.

8) Fold back up and secure with elastic around the button.

And you’re DONE!
It's that SIMPLE!

1 comment:

Cassandra said...

What a great idea! I could do this with my vintage pillowcase bags!
Thanks for sharing :)