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Posted on:2/7/11 7:12 AM
Last Updated:2/7/11 7:15 AM

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Ericaeli said... (2/7/11 10:21 AM) Reply
How fun that you got to teach your friends to sew! Thanks for rewriting the instructions too. I did something similar to betty bushwacker for my grocery bags, but I added the elastic loop to the top, and a large button, so I could use it to roll up the bag, or to close the bag when it wasn't too full. I just used hair elastics since I can buy a pack with lots of fun colors for cheap.
squirrellypoo said... (2/7/11 9:34 AM) Reply
Ahh, betty that elastic idea is genius!! Really beginner-friendly, too.
betty bushwacker said... (2/7/11 9:21 AM) Reply
I know what you mean about the pouch being too small! In the end, I sewed a loop of thin elastic (1/4 inch or less maybe?) into the seam at the bottom of the bag at the center. I then folded the bag lengthwise into 3 and rolled tight starting at the handles working to the base and sewed a button onto the outside of the bag so I could just roll it up and fasten with the elastic. (Clear as mud?)
Elemenopeo said... (2/7/11 8:36 AM) Reply
Great bags - thanks for going and putting up better instructions.
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