April is Earth Month. Using fewer plastic bags is one way to help save Mother Earth. I love tote bags and use them every time I have to carry or haul something. When you make your own, you cover all the bases: reduce, reuse, recycle.
Denim skirts make perfect tote bags and denim is practically indestructible. The seams are finished and reinforced. They always come with pockets and you can find them for less than $4.00 at Goodwill.
With right sides together, sew the bottom. Turn right side out.
To create a box bottom, match the bottom and side seams to form a triangle. I measured a line to equal 5” across and stitched on that line. Repeat for other corner. Turn right side out.
Look for canvas belts to use as handles. They’re strong, durable and easier to sew than leather. I positioned them close to the belt loops.
Remove the buckle, cut in half and zig-zag each “raw” end to keep if from unraveling.
My lap-top fit perfectly in the mini skirt bag. Look for a child’s size skirt for your I-Pad.
The longer skirt-bag is big enough for books or groceries.
Each has plenty of pockets for your phone and money and you can hook your keys on the belt loops.
So much classier than a plastic grocery bag don’t you think?