Let’s go shopping!

I wanted to make this bag for I don’t know how long now, I got a step closer when I got the fabric from Nicola, but I got distracted with a few other things and unfortunately fabrics just don’t stitch up themselves.

With so many new fabrics in stock I knew I had to make it before I even started dreaming on new projects. So I knew I had to act quick, and I am so glad I did finally got off my bottom and did the Grocery bag by Keyka Lou. The pattern itself is very easy and quick to make. The bag is small enough to carry with you everywhere, just in case you need it, but big enough to load it up with your shopping.


shopping bag

I used Winged Flight in Leaf by Momo for the exterior (on sale!) and Eggplant Kona for the lining and handles. It was very tempting to make this bag with any of the fabrics from the Echo collection, but I wanted to stick to my original idea.

I didn’t change much the pattern, I just added a few stitches here and there just because I wanted. I used triple straight stitch on the bottom seam and to hold the handles just to reinforce the seams. The pattern suggest to double stitch, so I used the triple stitch on the first one and single on the second on. I don’t know if I needed it, but I had never used that stitch so I went for it.


Grocery bag- reinforced seams

I also stitched along the corners on the exterior fabric just to keep them neat. I did it so you can’t see the stitches from above just under the bag.

Grocery bag - topstitch

This is a great pattern for beginners and it is very quick to make. It could also be a great present, so if you are making your holiday gifts I highly recommend this one.

Grocery bag

Now to get organized with the rest of my holiday making!


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4 Responses to “Let’s go shopping!”

  1. katieh says:

    I love the damson coloured handles and the tiny bee!

    I made the mini version she posted about on her blog.

  2. lizzet says:

    Thank you Katie, and you are right, I love the tiny bee, all the big prints are great but my eye is always drawn to the small details ;) Do you have a pic of your bag? I think I have the perfect fabric in my stash to do one mini version.

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