pinspiration | reusable totes

Last week as I was heading out to another scouts meeting with my pile of papers shoved into a tacky supermarket reusable bag, I knew I had to stop talking and start doing! If you browse pinterest like I do, then you pick a topic and pin eleventy-billion examples of your idea. All the tutorials boil down to the same basic principles, but seeing all the fabric loveliness is more likely to get you started. This is one such collection.

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This lovely pink number could be made in all sorts of colourful combinations

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I made library bags for the kids for Christmas, these look similar to the pattern I used.

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a super-cute linen number – I love the texture inside the bag

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repurposing household items – who doesn’t have a spare pillowcase at home?

 

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When I first saw this tutorial, I thought the bags were made from tea towels. I still have that idea stuck in my head.

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I have plenty of plain calico bags that could do with a bit of glamming.

Do you use reusable bags for your shopping? Did you make them yourself?

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Cate Brickell (74 Posts)

Cate is a closer-to-forty-than-thirty SAHM of 4+2 kids, ranging in age from 15 to 3. She doesn't do housework, wastes too much time on facebook and pinterest, and is overwhelmed by the awesome blogs in her google reader. She loves taking online scrapping classes, learning about the scout movement (as a Joey/Cub leader), and has a purple front door. 2013 is all about CHOOSING the right path.


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