Does anyone else have trouble remembering to take their reusable grocery bags to the store? I do! I realized that it would help me remember if I could just carry a bag easily in my purse. I have all of these slick, reusable bags that end up in the floor of the car on on the counter at home because they don't easily fold up and stay put in my purse. I decided to do something about it. Here is how I solved my problem. I made a little bag for my bag!
You will need:
pre-made reusable sack like these from Amazon
small fabric scrap (about 7x7 inches)
1/4 inch wide elastic
Start with a 7 x 7 inch scrap of fabric.
(Your fabric square may need to be bigger, depending on the size of your bag.)
Stitch near the edge of the fold.
I put a large safety pin through the end to help pull it through the "tunnel.
Pull the elastic through being very careful...
Line up the edge of the elastic with the outside of the tunnel and stitch.
Back stitch several times to secure it.
Pull the elastic all the way through the other side and stitch that side down securely.
Fold your pocket in half, right sides together and pin.
I didn't want to mess with pretty seams so I just pinked the edges.
about 1-2 inches from the top of the bag.
I made that rookie mistake the first time and it wasn't cute!