Thursday, June 19, 2008

retro grocery sacks

When Blackbird came to visit a few months back, she brought some fun, reusable grocery sacks that she'd spiffed up with her own style. It's just now occurring to me that I should have taken pictures of those to show my inspiration for what follows.

In any case, my mother-in-law(Basia) liked them and we decided to cover up the nasty Jewel - Osco logo on hers.

I used white felt and some fabric from the stash. It's a fun, novelty print that I bought and realized I had no idea what to make with it other than an apron. So it sat for quite a bit.

I cut out a few motifs, zig-zagged them to the felt(which was cut to size with pinking shears) and then sewed the felt to the bag with a straight stitch.

Now Basia'll be the hippest lady in the check out line.


Jackie said...

They remind me of Susie Sunshine.

blackbird said...

I KNEW you'd take them a step further! I love them.
People ask about mine all the time - my MIL swears I should sell them for $10 each...but, even with pinking and zig-zag, they take some time to do.

Patty said...

This is such a great idea. I wish I could sew.

Susie Sunshine said...

Ooooh, I covet!

And I'm pretty sure Basia already IS the hippest woman in the checkout line!