The global market is changing rapidly for the sake of green and environmental protection!
Every year, more and more people choose the choice of environmental protection in their daily life. one of the fastest growing green markets is reusable shopping bags
While there are a lot on the market, I think it would be interesting to show you how to design and make your own custom folded reusable shopping bags.
This is what I did! You need: 1.
Tear nylon fabric of bag 5 yards.
Pochi fabric of nylon fabric of month yeards rip, pencil, marker pen, ortailor chalkOptional: one zipper, buckle, or some other type of fastenerFirst, plan the size of the bag you want.
Mine is 20 \"wide, 16\" high, and when I draw your pattern on your fabric, there are 12 \"long hands that fold the fabric in half, and put the bottom of the bag on the fabric folding line.
In this way, you end up with a stronger bag because there is no seam at the bottom and all the weight is usually there.
Also, you will save some sewing time later.
I took mine a little bit bigger than the normal grocery bag and the handle was longer (
12 \"long 3\" wide)
So I can put it on my shoulder when necessary.
After drawing the pattern, cut it off to ensure that two layers are cut at the same time.
Next, we will want to track the handle to make the reinforcement layer so that our handle will be strong and safe.
Fold your first pattern in half and place the top of the handle on your fabric (
Should be folded in half)
Align the top of the handle with the folding face of the fabric.
Trace the shape of the handle to the fabric, about 5 \"below the end of the handle.
Once you draw this out, cut it down.
You should have two patterns now: 1)The Bag and 2)
The handle reinforcement now puts the firmware aside.
Nail the top of the handle of the bag together and basically sew it on it.
TechShop happened to have quite a few sewing machine feet to choose from, so I used the 1/4 seam foot, which kept my seam line well and straight.
If you do not have a 1/4 seam foot, you can also use a standard seam foot.
Once you sew the top of the handle together, turn the bag over so you can put the finished face of the seam up.
Align the reinforcement with the bag handle so you can create a huge O, pin the pieces together and stitch them together.
Now, flip the steel bars so you can show your beautiful finished seam.
If you are using nylon, you may find (like I did)
Your fabric will not sit flat.
If so, once your handle is flipped, just fix it again and run another seam around the edge to help keep it flat.
To finish the outside of the handle, you have to fold at the hem.
This is where you take down every side of the fabric and fold it in the handle for at least 1/4 \", so when you run along the seam the machine grabs all the layers, give you a clean edge.
Once you \'ve nailed everything and finally sewed them together, we \'ve sewed both sides together.
I made a double fold in my bag.
In addition to giving it a cleaner surface, it also strengthens the seams.
In order to make a double-folded hem, I first nailed my sides together and made a simple seam leaving a 1/4 seam allowance.
Once both sides were sewn, I folded each seam twice and fixed it in place.
Once they were nailed, I sewed them and left a nice finished side.
Once it\'s done, turn it over and you have a nice reusable shopping bag.
Now, we start making bags and let\'s fold them up when not in use.
You can make your own design whatever you want.
I went with my heart.
The size of the bag depends on the size of the bag you decide to make.
To roughly estimate the size, I bundle my grocery store into a small pancake and can see that it takes about 6 \"x6\" envelopes for my bag to fit.
First, I made a template out of paper and then tracked it on my fabric.
Make sure to leave 1/4 \"to 1/2\" fabric for seam allowanceNext when you cut your pattern, I cut my shape in half and in the same fabric
When I tracked it, I added a 1/2 in the design section I cut in half.
This will give me a flip and I can attach velcro or some sort of snapshot later and keep the bag closed when it\'s in my wallet.
When you crop the pattern, be sure to leave 1/4 \"to 1/2\" fabric for seam processing. You should have 5 cut out fabrics now.
Nail both sides of the top of your shape together.
Once you fix them, sew the sides together and leave a small opening so you can turn it over when you\'re done.
Then, do the same for the two bottoms of the shape.
After these are sewn together and turned out from the inside, take a solid shape of yours and put the side hem (as I have done).
You can also choose to use curlers to finish the edges so they don\'t wear out.
Now that you \'ve made all the sides of your bag, it\'s time to sew it on your grocery bag.
First of all, nail a solid shape where you want to put it in front of the grocery bag.
Next, take the lower half of the shape and fix it to the top of the entity to make sure all edges are aligned.
Then, fix the top of the shape to the top of the solid shape and make sure to align the edges (
Remember, we make the bottom and top of the shape a little longer to allow the formation of flaps on the edge)
Once you have everything fixed, stitch it up only at the edge of your shape.
The last step is to connect some sort of shut down device.
Once your bag is finished, pack it in the small bag in front.
Mark where you want to put the button and sew it on it.
You can use anything, from zipper to snap, to velcro.
I decided to use the buckle.
Once you close, you\'re done!