I’ve seen a lot of nice quilted and quite crafty stuff sacks for those plastic bags we all accumulate from the grocery store.
Not that they aren’t wonderful, but I don’t love the craft/quilt look and while I gave some thought to making a slick one with a base of thick duck cloth and a sweet highlight fabric, ultimately I decided to save myself 95% of the work and just make one from an old pants leg. Undoubtedly I’ll revisit this decision when I find an irresistible fabric or live in a home where I don’t stow a forge, three bikes, and a hundred litres of Maple Syrup in my entryway. For now, the pants leg is plenty classy, but I’m sure there’s another Bag of Bags in my future.
- Take an old pant leg from you collection salvaged jeans (don’t lie to me! I can see the pile of pant legs in that dusty corner behind you), I chose one with a bit of stretch.
- Turn it right side in and sew a nice heavy hem on the top – wide enough for the eyelet you’ll add later.
- And a curved seam that doesn’t quite meet in the middle (I guess technically that’s two seams) of the bottom.
- Re-enforce the stitching by the small mouth at the bottom to your heart’s content – the more the better.
- Trim that shit up and turn it right sides out.
- Add a Eyelet at the top so you can hang it anywhere.
- Stuff with plastic grocery store bags.
- Bag of Bags!!