During my last give-away I had promised that some new produce/bulk food bags were coming soon to my Etsy shop. Then they didn’t. I decided to change up the bags I was creating with my vintage sheets to make them their own line, different from the cotton muslin of my original bags. Over the past few weeks while at the market I found that I preferred my bags without the drawstrings for the very large and bulky items like apples. That led to a whole stream of consciousness about making new bags for the shop. I had recently finished this shirt for L4 and the combination of that and thinking about a new design led to this:
Instead of a drawstring there are two centered handles that can be tied over bulky items like this:
but also held open like this to fill up:
Lately I’ve been using one to tote around my knitting–the bags can hold quite a lot, and when tied I have a sturdy carrying handle, too. So why so long without any in the shop? After making two prototypes I excitedly showed them to L1. He was not nearly as excited as I was and suggested they be tested. And so they have been extensively tested over the past couple of weeks and I can feel good about offering them in the shop.