Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Keyka Lou Grocery Bags
I've been quiet for a bit but that doesn't mean that I haven't been sewing. I've been working on a pillow cover for a private swap with my friend Nicolette. Her pillow cover went in the mail yesterday but I can't show pictures till she receives it and opens it. She lives in Holland so there might be a bit of a wait! Now I am trying out some reusable grocery bag patterns for the Potholder Pass 7. This round we have the option of swapping bags along with or instead of potholders. One of the 4 approved patterns for this round is Keyka Lou's Grocery Bag. She was kind enough to offer our group a discount on the pattern so I just had to try it.
I made one for a birthday gift to send to my daughter's godmother. I also made this set of twin bags. One I will keep and one is for a friend. The bags work up quickly and are very usable. I tried filling one with groceries and it fits a good deal. The bag in the picture has a value size box of granola bars, a box of crackers, a 5 lb. bag of apples and a bunch of bananas and there is room to spare.
I haven't decided which pattern to use for my swap partner yet. I will try out Penny's Wrap It Up bag next. She also offered us a group discount, sews fun and original paper pieced designs, and shares a name with my daughter...I just had to buy her pattern too!