Fun()nion Bag (1 Hour Project)




About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.

Here is a fun()nion bag. It is made from fine quality plastic onion bags and has been lined with print and solid fabric. The handles are printed cloth lined with fashionable grocery bags. This exquisite bag has many uses. Fill it with some lovely paper, a ribbon, and  add a gift. The receiver will be delighted and amazed at your creativity. The size is perfect for a lunch sack. This bag is just what you need for small crafting projects you can work on away from home. A fabulous shopping bag.

This project takes about one hour.

I simply made 2 bags.

One lining bag and one printed bag.

I put the lining bag inside the printed bag and placed (them) inside the onion bag and folded over 1/4 inch hem and folded it again about 1 1/2 inches and sewed in the finished hem at the opening.

The onion bag was the pattern.

I added seam allowances at the sides and added a couple of inches at the top before I cut 4 layers of fabric.

Braided 3 plastic grocery bags together to form the handle support.

Cut a strip of fabric doubled to form a pillowcase and sewed the handle support at one end. I made a seam sewing one edge slightly larger than the handle support and turned the fabric right side out.

Turned down the end for a nice finished look.

The handle is sewn at both ends of the bag on the back side of the seams on the inside of the bag.

The bag is complete and ready to use.

I hope you enjoy making this.

Bag fabric 18x 11 1/2 (depending on your bag)
Lining 18x 11 1/2
Matching thread
3 grocery bags
1 onion bag
Sewing machine
( Can be hand sewn and probably glued.)




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    7 Discussions

    mary candy

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Lovely :)
    This year Santa'll bring me a sewing machine. :D than I'll have a lot of fun with such projects .

    4 replies
    sunshiinemary candy

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! Mary, hopefully you know what you want. Might I suggest not to buy a cheap one. It is better to buy a good Old used one than a cheap one. Thanks for commenting! Pet the alligator for me!

    mary candysunshiine

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yep, I'm saving to buy a good one.
    Until December I have the money :D
    In 2 weeks I'm going to visit Dundie.