For fabrics, I used heavier decorator fabrics. Home decorator fabrics? Is that what they are called? It's almost a canvas. They have held up wonderfully and I use them quite often.
If you want a link to pattern, just PM me and I'll send it to you.
cool liks ladies! I especially like the one where you use the plastic sack as the pattern! I may have to try this. does anyone know how well they would hold up? Two layers should be okay right!?
Here is a photo: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1071/...dcbbc970_o.jpg
I used just regular cotton for the liner, but the outer area (dark pink) is also cotton, but I used home decorating fabric since it's heavier. The only thing I would change is to have the handles longer.
But it works and holds up great.
Thank you for sharing these links.
How do you make a knitted bag out of plastic grocery bags? That would be amazing to do!
Googling for "plastic bag knitting" might get you there, too. Be sure to use larger needles and knit loosely, because the plastic yarn doesn't "give" at all.
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I cut apart a paper grocery bag and used it as my pattern, but I wish I could make them "stiffer" to stand up on the counter for easier loading/unloading. Any ideas?
Also a canvas might work. There are some really cute Japanese ones out there like this one...
or this one