04 September 2008

green bag lady bags

Fabric shopping bags! Hooray! I recently met a wonderful woman who works with the "Green Bag Lady" in Nashville. The Green Bag Lady is Teresa, an artist who began sewing fabric shopping bags and giving them away to anyone who requested them. Her project has now expanded so much that she has a small network of women who sew bags with her, and she's had so many requests that she can't keep up with demand. They use mostly donated (and consequently mostly vintage) fabric. My friend Anna made these two bags for me, and I love them so more than the plain beige canvas bags you can buy in the grocery store.

The Green Bag Lady has posted the pattern for her bags on the blog, in case you're interested in making your own bags!