PATTERNS

PATTERNS TO DIY

There are loads of downloadable patterns online and great patterns available from Simplicity, Butterick and the other mainstays. I don't need to include those. I usually start with one of those patterns but end up adapting them to my own taste. 

What I want to do with this page is post some of my adaptations in case you find them helpful, too.  In general, I don't like cutting around a pattern so my patterns will have dimensions you can use to cut your fabric on a cutting board. One big advantage of sewing bags is that the pieces are usually square!

Here's the first pattern. It's a standard pillow case shopping bag pattern to which I've added top stitching on the edges. It takes a few more minutes but it creates a nice paper-bag type shape that is easy to load. See what you think and let me know if you think it's worth the extra time!

BTW, I know its too small to read. Please download and view or print.

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ABOUT US

 

I've been concerned for the environment since my mom took me to the first Earth Day in 1970 --- I was an impressionable 11 years old.  A few years later, when a new bank was being built in our little New Hampshire town, I started a petition to save the maple tree on the proposed site. The petition worked and the building was set back from the curb to leave room for the tree.

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EMAIL: cathryngoodman@yahoo.com

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