Bag-Lady Shopping Bags


I use "duck cloth", also known as "canvas", to make the bags. This material is neither too heavy nor is it too flimsy. It comes in solid colors: I've found grey, blue, green, red, black, and purple. In 2012, it cost $10.99/yd at the local hobby-fabric store.

If you decide on a different type of fabric (maybe you want a print, for instance), you could run into problems if it is not 60 inches wide. You will have to do some calculations before you buy the fabric. I suggest you print out my illustration and take it with you. Plus a calculator.

Next: Wash your fabric