Market Bag



I wanted a bag to take to the market with me on Saturdays, a bag big enough to hold produce, bread, and a side of beef – if I’m so inclined. This one fits the bill. I was running errands and hadn’t made it to the fabric district yet, but fortunately while in the hardware store I had a stroke of genuis……


…a painter’s drop cloth! Why not? It’s 100% cotton, can be washed, and a 5′ x 5′ piece was a steal for eight bucks!


I decided on a size, cut the cloth, stitched it up, then did a bit of freehand embroidery with some blue and green 20 lb. hemp cord. Finally, I attached turquoise nylon webbing for the straps. This bag took no time at all to make, and will double as my pool bag this summer. Oh, the things you find in your friendly neighborhood hardware store!!!

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2 Responses to Market Bag

  1. Carolyn says:

    I made curtains out of there- no sew ones! Just used clip-on O rings……….I’ve also used them for stretched canvasses, sofa covers etc,

  2. Tina says:

    I was just thinking about making curtains for my bedroom, funny that you mentioned it!

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