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[Don't miss the free download at the bottom of this post!]

I am so excited to share this project with you!  I think of it as a little holiday gift from Superbuzzy Kelly and myself.  This is a free pattern for a square-bottom nylon eco bag that folds up into a pouch + a lined cotton version, too.  We’ve had this one in the works for awhile, but it was really important to us that we do this project right.

Ever since we saw that first teaser image of the Echino fabrics in nylon, we knew that the fabric was practically begging to be made into reusable grocery store bags.  Now, I”ll be totally honest with you.  The thought of sewing with nylon made me really nervous at first, but I’m happy to report that it’s not as scary as you might think.  In fact, we included some tips and tricks in the pattern to get you started.  A teflon walking foot and the right needle/thread combination (70/10 sharp + polyester) really do help.  The fabric sews up so beautifully that I definitely think it’s worth the little bit of extra care.

Ecobag5

I know some of you may still be paralyzed with fear over the nylon, so there are also instructions for a lined cotton bag that’s reversible.  Kelly selected a really cute trio of prints in a mid-weight cotton that has a nice heft to it.  Both bags include flat fell seams and reinforced handles so they will stand up to repeated use.

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The nylon bag folds up into an elasticized pocket on the front when not in use.

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I love giving gifts like these – pretty, practical things that you can give to anyone – neighbors, teachers, and friends.  As an added bonus, you can use the bag as gift wrap too so you can participate in the Green Grocery Bag Challenge.

Click here to download the Eco Bag Pattern!

Happy Holidays!  XOXO, Kelly

(P.S. – I’d like to give a very special thank you to my friends at the Sewing Arts Center who shared some great tips and suggestions with me to make this bag possible.)

Nylon Eco Bags: superbuzzy + everkelly (free tutorial!)

Ecobag2

[Don't miss the free download at the bottom of this post!]

I am so excited to share this project with you!  I think of it as a little holiday gift from Superbuzzy Kelly and myself.  This is a free pattern for a square-bottom nylon eco bag that folds up into a pouch + a lined cotton version, too.  We’ve had this one in the works for awhile, but it was really important to us that we do this project right.

Ever since we saw that first teaser image of the Echino fabrics in nylon, we knew that the fabric was practically begging to be made into reusable grocery store bags.  Now, I”ll be totally honest with you.  The thought of sewing with nylon made me really nervous at first, but I’m happy to report that it’s not as scary as you might think.  In fact, we included some tips and tricks in the pattern to get you started.  A teflon walking foot and the right needle/thread combination (70/10 sharp + polyester) really do help.  The fabric sews up so beautifully that I definitely think it’s worth the little bit of extra care.

Ecobag5

I know some of you may still be paralyzed with fear over the nylon, so there are also instructions for a lined cotton bag that’s reversible.  Kelly selected a really cute trio of prints in a mid-weight cotton that has a nice heft to it.  Both bags include flat fell seams and reinforced handles so they will stand up to repeated use.

Ecobag4

The nylon bag folds up into an elasticized pocket on the front when not in use.

Ecobag3

I love giving gifts like these – pretty, practical things that you can give to anyone – neighbors, teachers, and friends.  As an added bonus, you can use the bag as gift wrap too so you can participate in the Green Grocery Bag Challenge.

Click here to download the Eco Bag Pattern!

Happy Holidays!  XOXO, Kelly

(P.S. – I’d like to give a very special thank you to my friends at the Sewing Arts Center who shared some great tips and suggestions with me to make this bag possible.)

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