Grocery bags

I like using the plastic grocery bags to line my bathroom trash cans and I’ve just been stuffing them in drawers so when someone else (Chris) requested a bag holder, I decided to see if I could make one. I looked at several patterns but didn’t use any of them. I just took a piece of fabric that was about 16 x 22, made a casing on both ends, threaded elastic through making the bottom a little more gathered, sewed a French seam to join in the round, and then made a hanging loop. The next two I made, I used a piece of fabric that was 16 x 20 because I didn’t think they needed to be quite as long.

11 thoughts on “Grocery bags

  1. Those bags are very handy. I had one for years that my mother had made for me, but I think one of the girls “borrowed” it when they moved to their first apartment. I should make another for myself. LOL


  2. Before COVID, I used canvas bags for my groceries, and then stores requested shoppers to not bring their own bags.I ended up with a LOT of plastic grocery bags. I reused as many as I could, and then discovered the Parks Dept. was requesting bags for people to use for their dogs’ waste. It’s time to give them several more bags stuffed with bags.


  3. Mary, I love your bag. I hope you get lots of use out of it before plastic bags get eliminated in your area. Our town moved to all paper bags maybe 4 years ago and they cost $.10 each. We also weren’t allowed to use reusable bags for a long time during COVID. Now I’m immunocompromised so only do curbside pickup. So now I get hundreds of paper bags. I drop them off at the local consignment shop. They are thrilled to get bags.


  4. I have one of those bags which is now empty very useful. Plastic bags have been phased out here,Its bring your own or buy a paper or cloth tote


  5. Plastic grocery bags are now a thing of the past in Australian supermarkets. Those plastic bag storage creations used to be quite the thing in markets here.


  6. Plastic bags are a thing of the past in the PNW now. We have to use reusable bags. I have a hoarded stash of plastic bags because I also use them in my trash cans. I have one of these bag holders that I refill as I use them.


  7. Plastic bags are still used in Boise, ID. I’ve been thinking of making these for awhile but haven’t gotten around to it. Thanks for the info, I just might get off my duff and finally make one!


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