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06 October 2005 @ 10:04 am
grocery bag holder instructions  
Found instructions online for grocery bag holders and thought I'd share. I mooch old plastic grocery sacks off my relatives because they're good for holding cat litter and figure this will be a prettier way to store them than just wadding them up in my pantry. Plus, they'd make good inexpensive homemade holiday gifts also.

Grocery Bag Holder

Hang this holder any convenient place to store and recycle plastic grocery bags. Simply place bags into the top and when needed, pull out from the bottom.

Dishtowel or piece of fabric approximately 16” x 26”
10” – 12" elastic ribbon or cord for hanger
Any desired decoration

If using a dishtowel, skip to step #2

1. Turn down raw edges of fabric to prevent raveling.

2. Stitch along each of the short edges to make a casing that will be big enough for your elastic and your ribbon/cord.

3. Insert elastic into the casing edge that will be the bottom of your bag holder, gathering fabric as necessary, and secure at edges with stitches.

4. Fold fabric or towel lengthwise, right sides together. Stitch ¼” – ½” seam up the long edge, stitching through elastic casing and stopping at the beginning of the ribbon casing. Turn right sides out and thread ribbon hanger through the top casing. Secure ends of ribbon hanger with a knot or sew together. If hanging this bag over a doorknob, the ribbon hanger should be long enough to slip over the largest part of the knob plus 1-1/2”. Decorate or embellish as desired.
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on June 26th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
This is an oldie but goodie!
was looking for something to hold the grocery bags for in the babies room,Going to use the same fabric i made the quilt out of.. for the dirty diapers..perfect..forgot all about all these holders! Thanks!