I have been looking at this project since Dec 2009. It was going to be part of the pile of Christmas presents for Mr A but just never got done.
I have been trying to wash and reuse plastic bags for a while but cant really get into it. Maybe just lazy, so I hope that using this fabric bag will help the environment and this way I can do my small part.
I bought a kit from Spool Sewing . It comes with interfacing, fabric and velcro and the very important instructions . I have to admit to making a few mistakes....but was able to correct all of them. The one change I did make was to sew on a long strip of Velcro in stead of just two tabs. I think it will be easier to close.
Now I would love to make more. I think I will need at least 2 more in case of some very bad spills and maybe a fun oilcloth one if the fabric gets too dirty. I wonder how this will hold up in the wash?
I might also experiment with attaching a handle just so the five year old hands can pick it up easier and faster.
I feel like making fabric baskets for the entire house, soooooo many possibilities!