10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio 3 | Stirling Street Arts Centre, Bunbury Western Australia
with Alana Pritchard of RosiePetal
Go green and make your own shopping bags! Rosie Petal BYO bags contain loops that fit the dispensers at Kmart, Woolies, Big W and Coles. And, because we all like to shop in different ways, I have provided 3 strap lengths to suit everyone. You can also use this pattern to make a library bag – the strider length straps are perfect for primary school aged children. Instructions to make an elastic strap to secure your bags when not in use is also included.
This pattern has been designed to be strong. I have easily carried 6L of milk in one, and it felt very stable. It is economical – there will only be a tiny pile of scraps when you are done, so get out those lonely woven fabrics that have been lingering in your stash, making you feel bad for buying newer exciting things. Splash out and use your favourites too, because beautiful fabric was made to be used, and why not once or twice a week while you do your shopping! #splashnotstash. You are welcome to share your creations in our pattern club, www.facebook.com/groups/rosiepetalpatterns. I look forward to seeing what you make!
Notions: Coordinating thread.
Seam allowance 1cm or 3/8”, unless directed otherwise.
- Sewing machine (don’t have one? borrow one of ours!)
- Air evaporative pen/tailor’s chalk (vital)
- Overlocker (or you can use zigzag stitch on a regular machine)
- Cotton threads (Guttermann)
- Medium weight woven fabrics are recommended, such as quilting cotton. Lighter weights may be used but may result in a bag that is not as durable or strong. Heavier weights such as denim and drill may also be used, but will not have the neat folding properties of the medium weight bag, so they will be bigger to store and carry.
- Minimum of 24″/60cm x width of fabric (24″/60cm for the Grocery and Strider or 28″/70cm for Shoulder length strap)
- Not sure? Alana will have some fabrics you can purchase on the day $10/$12
LocationStudio 3 | Stirling Street Arts Centre