Friday, August 12, 2011

Million Dollar Grocery Bag Holder

OK, so this didn't cost me a million bucks, but I probably shouldn't have used an $11 fat quarter to make a grocery bag holder, especially one that's going to hang in my pantry and hardly see the light of day. Didn't really think about that until I was done. It's really cute, though, so I don't feel too bad about it :)

I had an ugly grocery bag holder hanging in the pantry for years. I bought it at a discount store for a couple of dollars, but it had wine bottles printed on the fabric (I don't even drink wine), and although it served its purpose, I'd never been happy with it. I decided to make my own using this tutorial, but I was spending way too much time trying to decide what fabric to use. I finally went for it and ordered some fabric from Spoonflower that I've been eyeing forever.

"Let's Bake" fabric by Booster Seat by Anda Corrie via Spoonflower (image source)

Is this not the cutest fabric ever?!? I love it, and I've been waiting and waiting for a reason to order some. This was my first experience with Spoonflower, and I was really impressed with the quality of the fabric and how quickly my order arrived (And they aren't paying me to say that). As soon as I had the fabric in my hands, I got to work right away...


Because of the direction that the fabric is printed, my holder is shorter and fatter than the typical long and skinny version, but I really like it. And it's a nice surprise every time I open the pantry doors.


I definitely spent way too much on this quick little project, but I finally have a grocery bag holder that I like, and I finally got the chance to order that fabric that I've been pining for. Just don't tell my husband how much that fat quarter cost ;)




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17 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That fabric is absolutely adorable! It is the cutest grocery bag holder I have ever seen!

Mom who loves to sew said...

I agree with you Gwen.....your fabric choice is ADORABLE. Wouldn't it make a great apron? Don't worry we all have fabric secrets to keep from our husbands. What happens on the blog....stays on the blog. Have a good day.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Really cute. That fabric is adorable.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

adorable fabric!! I need to make a cuter plastic bag holder too, mine is plain white but a fun fabric would be so much better!

Tanya said...

That IS really sweet fabric! I could see a whole bunch of matching kitchen accessories!

Ann Marie said...

My grocery sack holder is a grocery sack itself, hung on the door knob.

Simone de Klerk said...

Thank you for the pattern link and you found the most amazing fabric for your Friday creation!!!

Sandy said...

That fabric is so cute! I love Spoonflower, just haven't found the fabric yet that I can justify spending the $$$ on... one day!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

This is so cute! That fabric is adorable- totally worth it. :)
xoxo,
Amy

Jess said...

love it! and hey-if it makes you smile every day, that's so, so worth it. Each smile gets cheaper as the days go by! ;)

PinkGranny said...

Gwen this is so cute! I am glad you used a fabric you enjoy. After all who says the pantry has to be dull and drab. Liven it up is what I say. Well don, I am going to make one for my pantry now too.

Shelley said...

I L.O.V.E. that fabric! So cute.

Anna. Kathryn Vaughn said...

Cute fabric. I need to make one of those. I hate to admit whats holding my bags.

chris said...

Love the fabric...sometimes you just have to splurge.

Anna said...

love that print and I've been meaning to make one of those darn grocery bag holders 4ever!!!

Naturally Carol said...

I'm sworn to secrecy..I won't tell if you don't tell! It totally is worth it as you feel the joy every time you look in your cupboard and see it. It is very cute.

Debra said...

I LOVE that fabric and even though it will hardly see the light of day, I think it was a perfect choice. :)

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