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Handmade grocery bags: I want to make an easy "green" grocery bag. Does anyone have easy box bottom patterns to share? Answered

I'm a beginner sewer and would love to make my own grocery bags. I need ideas.


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11 years ago

One suggestion: Take a look at the construction of the tetrapak cardboard containers used for ultrapasteurized milk, soup stock, and some other liquids. As far as I can tell, these just form a flat tube, close the end of the tube, then fold the closed corners in and tack them in place to create the rectangular bottom (with a bit of creasing of the sides to help the container hold that shape). That seems adaptable, though you'd probably want to close off the corners before tacking them down to avoid having stuff sneak into those spaces, and "creasing" would probably involve ironing.