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Make a Reusable Grocery Tote – Yoda Style!

7 August 2009 7,158 views 7 Comments

by heather

Here's Star Wars craft number three! I made a reusable grocery tote in the style of a Morsbag, with a little Jedi twist. I used Jedi robe colors to make the bag, and added a Yoda head applique cut from a scrap of a fleece dollar store blanket. [click here for Morsbag pattern and instructions as well as to learn MORE about this awesome reusable grocery bagging movement: did you know over ONE MILLION plastic bags are consumed per minute globally?]

This is a very simple sewing project that makes a sturdy bag suitable for carrying groceries, books, crafting supplies, or any odds and ends you desire! Adding the applique is a simple matter of cutting a piece out of felt, pinning it to a piece of fabric, and sewing around the edges. Since the applique is fleece, no finishing of the edges is required.

Project Estimate:

  • Scrap from a fleece blanket, on hand or $1
  • Scrap fabric, about half a yard, on hand
  • Buttons, on hand

Total: FREE and up

This is probably my favorite of all the Star Wars crafts I made. I just love the whole effect of the bag. It's totally simple, but it just works for me.

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And while we're talking about totes, I'll just show you this other tote I made because I don't want to devote a separate post to it. I used part of the vintage Star Wars sheet I found to make a reversible tote.

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The tote reverses to plain blue, but who'd want to use that side, seriously? I decided to make it reversible to reinforce it since the sheet is old and well-worn.

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7 Comments »

  • Katie said:

    HAH! I remember those Star Wars sheets… we used to have them at my cottage when I was a little kid!
    Awesome :)

  • Anne Weaver said:

    So cool!!! I posted a link on Craft Gossip Sewing:

    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-reusable-grocery-tote-with-yoda-applique/2009/08/07/

    –Anne

  • Kelly said:

    Oh, ma! I know two boys one 8 years old and the other 43 years old that need this! thanks for sharing!

  • LizAnderson said:

    Shucks – those sheets are *still* in my linen closet!

  • Jo Anne said:

    this is the best idea EVAR!

  • Geek Crafts » Yoda Hat + Market Bag said:

    [...] also did a Star Wars swap over at Craftster recently and made this awesome appliqued Yoda market bag in Jedi robe colors for her partner. You can use her instructions and this free morsbag pattern to [...]

  • Geeky Craft List – Inspired By You! | SciFabulous! said:

    [...] Adorable Yoda Bag – Going shopping, are you? Then take Yoda with you, you can, with this nifty Yoda shopping bag! [...]

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