… it ain’t rocket science.
You buy organic, ride public transit and recycle. It’s time to achieve the truly ultimate green lifestyle. Create your own reusable canvas shopping tote bag to replace your plastic and paper bags. Eco-friendly and reusable, you can design a wide-range of fashionable organic totebags — numerous styles, sizes, and colours. These sustainable alternatives to your traditional shopping bags are often made using hemp, bamboo or, most popular of all, organic cotton. What you will need: Self fabric – 1/2 yd. of 54″ width natural fibers Contrast fabric – 3/4 yd. of 54″ width natural fibers Matching thread Card or Bristol board – 6″ x 18″ If you want to launder the tote, serge or zigzag the edges of the fabric, preshrink it in the washer and dryer, then cut the bag pieces to size. You should have a new sewing machine needle for this project and match the size to the weight of fabric being used. All seam allowances are ½” unless stated otherwise. Step 1: No pattern is needed.