I recently purchased Alicia Paulson's Jane Market Bag pattern. This was the first project I've ever sewn from a pattern before. Sure I've sewn a quilt and tablecloths, but I've always just kind of made things up as I went along. I have been wanting to practice sewing and when Alicia posted about her Jane Market Bag on her blog, I knew I just had to make my own.
I used fabric that I had taken from my mother's stash a couple of years back when I sewed my first quilt. I won the handwriting fabric through a giveaway on The Black Apple blog some time ago.
Unfortunately the fabric I used was a bit too small for the project. I had to shorten the bag and the straps by a couple of inches.
I love the result and I cannot wait to make more of these adorable market bags. Living right next to Kroger, the hubby and I make quick trips to the store all the time and I am getting tired of the plastic bags piling up around my kitchen. I hope to get a few more of these made so that I can forever avoid plastic bags.