In July of 2012, the City of Seattle will begin a new phase of shopping. One-time-use plastic bags will be banned by law and owning a reusable tote will take on a new urgency. For a crafty-quilty type, supporting the "no plastic bags" initiative is a great way to take on a new creative challenge. After all, why should bags be boring? Just take a look at a little of what our
has in their windows to inspire you!!
Tea Leaf Tote sewn by Anna-Beth
Anna-Beth loves the generously sized plentiful pockets on her
Tea Leaf Tote
bag. She used a Tonga Mini-Treat and loved using these pre-cut 5" squares to make the triangles for the tote!
Scottie Tote sewn by Wendy
Wendy used her own original design for this perky, puppy tote made from
Urban Zoologie's Scottie
laminated cotton. The straps go all the way around the bottom of the bag for extra support and she was delighted to find that our plaid bias tape was the perfect match for finishing the top of her tote.
Sigrid Oilcloth Market Bag sewn by Jeanne
Jeanne loved the easy-to-follow instructions in the Sigrid Market Bag pattern and enjoyed the "glued together" construction style of this cute bag. She highly recommends using Peel 'n Stick adhesive patches for appliques and designed her own.
Ecology Tote Panel sewn by Nancy
A sturdy canvas tote made from a pre-printed panel! The panel comes with instructions and the cheery, bright color makes this a bag that's hard to forget.
There are several more totes in
window and loads of wonderful tote patterns in
. Get going and get green!