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Utility Fabrics

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Description
MARKET BAG
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • 45" shopping bag fabric
    2/3 yd for bag
    1/3 yd for handles
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Optional: 12" x 8 1/2" cardboard for bottom

DIRECTIONS:
CUTTING:

    Shopping bag fabric:
  • Two pieces 16" x 12 1/2" for front and back
  • One piece 9" x 43 1/2" for sides and bottom
  • Two pieces 5" x 44" for straps.

ASSEMBLY:
1. Fold straps in half lengthwise and press. Open and fold edges in to middle. Refold and press. Place inside edge of strap 3" in from each edge of front. Top stitch both sides of strap to approximately 5" from the top. Repeat with back piece.

2. Reinforce corners and clip.

3. Using 1/4" seam, stitch front to side/bottom, clipping and pivoting at corners. Repeat with back piece. Press seams toward sides. If desired, finish seams with serging, zigzag or Fray Check™.

4. Fold down 1 1/2" on top and then under 1/4", press. Then edge stitch in place, keeping handles free.

5. Continue top stitching straps to bag and along strap edges, reinforcing with X-stitch at top edge of bag.

6. Optional: Cover cardboard with fabric and place in bottom of bag.

    CARGO NETTING
  • 100% polyester
  • 47" wide
  • Machine wash cool delicate, no chlorine bleach; line dry

  • DIAPER FLANNEL
  • 100% cotton
  • 27" wide
  • Machine wash cold, delicate cycle, no chlorine bleach, tumble dry low, remove promptly Double-brushed for reusable diapers & polishing cloths.

  • GARDEN COVER
  • 100% cotton
  • 42" wide
  • Hand wash separately, no bleach; line dry
  • Protect garden plants.

    MOSQUITO NETTING
  • 100% polyester
  • 72" wide
  • Machine wash cool delicate, no chlorine bleach; line dry
  • Wide fabric with a fine mesh for bug protection & decor.

    OIL CANVAS
  • 100% cotton
  • 57" wide
  • Wipe with a damp cloth
  • For apparel, crafts and decor where a waterproof finish is needed.

    PET SCREENING
  • 100% polyester
  • 35" wide
  • Wipe with a damp cloth
  • Cover pet door openings; great for beach totes, outdoor crafts and decor.

    POLYURETHANE LAMINATE (PUL)
  • 100% polyester base fabric with 2 mil laminate
  • 58" wide
  • Machine wash hot; machine dry
  • For waterproofing diaper covers, bibs and tote bags.

    SAFETY FABRIC
  • 100% polyester
  • 59" wide
  • Machine wash cool delicate, no chlorine bleach; line dry
  • For reflective vests & hats.

    SHOPPING BAG FABRIC
  • Prints: 100% polyester, Solids: 100% olefin
  • 60" wide
  • Machine wash cool delicate, no chlorine bleach; line dry
  • Make reusable shopping bags.

    UPHOLSTERY UNDERLINING
  • 100% olefin
  • 44" wide
  • Machine wash cool delicate, no chlorine bleach; line dry
  • Staple under upholstered furniture to keep out dust.

    WINDOW SCREENING
  • 100% polyester
  • 35" wide
  • Wipe with a damp cloth
  • Replace window screening, use for outdoor crafts and decor.

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