Monday, March 03, 2014

Grocery Bag Dispenser...


Are you one of those women that uses Pinterest with a passion, but rarely creates anything from the myriad of pins you've stored? Me too. I've decided to turn over a new leaf ...


I store the plastic bags I accumulate from the grocery store under my kitchen sink. The other day I opened it up, and it looked like a plastic bag factory blew up in my cupboard. Seriously. I decided right then and there what my next project would be, and, fortunately, I remembered I had pinned a tutorial for this very item. This Grocery Bag Dispenser is from a tutorial at Moda Bake Shop.


I happened to have a "charm pack" of fabrics in my stash, but you could also cut your own 5" x 5" squares from scraps or fabric you currently have. The project only takes 16 squares.


I used a 1/2" seam on this project, which makes finished squares that are 4" x 4".


It's amazing how many plastic bags fit into one of these dispensers. It tidies up a cupboard lickity-split!


I added a tab to the top of mine in case I ever want to hang it from a hook...


This project takes about an hour to complete, and it's the perfect project for a someone just beginning to sew.


Go here for the complete tutorial! 

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3 comments:

Chris said...

Yes! I love this bag!! My daughter made me one and it sure is nice to keep all those bags in one place nice and COMPACT! :) I have made these for wedding shower gifts along with a small table runner or set of quilted potholders, such a unique, handy gift. :) Your's is beautiful!!

Tiffany said...

I love mine! I actually have two - one in the kitchen and one in the babies' room. We go through lots of plastic bags around here. I LOVE Chris's idea of giving them as wedding gifts! Genius!

Suzanne said...

Both ideas -- wedding gifts and keeping one in a nursery -- are fabulous ideas!