Saving Plastic Bags in Style

December 19th, 2008 in member junk     
AuntieQ18 AuntieQ18, member
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Our state will soon be charging 2-5 cents per plastic bag that you take from the supermarket.  This sleeve is not a new idea, but I chose the material from my pile to match my friends kitchen. 
(Sorry, I could not figure out how to rotate the pic!)
One rainy afternoon I went through all my buttons (6 jars full!) and took out all the neat ones. I stored them in one of those nuts and bolts organizers my husband was not longer using. With little labels it makes it easy to find color coordinated buttons for projects like this.
I think the classy buttons really make it look specia!
Our state will soon be charging 2-5 cents per plastic bag that you take from the supermarket.  This sleeve is not a new idea, but I chose the material from my pile to match my friends kitchen. 
(Sorry, I could not figure out how to rotate the pic!)

Our state will soon be charging 2-5 cents per plastic bag that you take from the supermarket.  This sleeve is not a new idea, but I chose the material from my pile to match my friend's kitchen. 

(Sorry, I could not figure out how to rotate the pic!)

Photo: Me

With elastic at both ends or two canal using pretty ribbon, these sleeves are so simple to make. Whenever I visit someone I make a mental note as to what colors they are using in their kitchens. Another loop and it hangs on a door knob without being in the way.  If you make them small enough, you could actually take them with you to the store.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Michele Krohn
posted in: member junk, organizer, kitchen. plastic bags, light cotton material, basic sewing

Comments (3)

georgiamoon writes: These sleeves are fantastic. It is amazing just how many plastic bags you can stuff into one of those. I love to be able to just pull one out when you need it, and they are a great gift...especially coordinated with the kitchens colors! Welcome to the site, Georgia Posted: 3:14 pm on December 20th
suewhitney writes: Hi Auntie,

Welcome aboard JUNKMARKET Style! I agree that it is very thoughtful that you coordinate with your friends' color schemes. Can't wait to see more great stuff from you. We're all glad you're here.

Cheers!
Sue Posted: 11:38 am on December 20th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Hi Auntie,
Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style! I can see other states doing the same thing in no time. I like how you keep an eye on your friends' kitchen colors so you can coordinate the bag with it.

Thanks for sharing your project with us. You'll have fun here.
Candy Posted: 5:59 am on December 20th
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