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Do you carry your own bags to Market?

When the super markets started providing bags to save the environment from the plastic waste ~ I became one of those folks….toting the bags to shop.

oh my gosh….do you remember when ‘this’ first came about ~ super markets were not allowing you to use a competitors bag in their store?…..yes, that was a thing…..funny as that was.

I just loved how nice these bags packed ….so much better than the plastic bags.


Welp, it has been a while and my Market Bags were looking a little ‘worse-for-wear’ ~ so I put my creative hands to work and made my own market bags….and now my shopping is lookin’ a little more stylish!

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Create Your Own…….

While searching for the perfect bags….be sure to look for something sturdy like canvas with a nice handle length and a flat bottom.  I found these market bags (shown) thru the Tote Bag Factory … natural and black.  Not to mention I purchased a few other fun items….like cotton drawstring bags….who could resist?

 Then select a few of your favorite photos and print them onto image transfer paper.  Be sure when selecting this paper to choose either ‘for light fabric or dark fabric’… makes a difference.  The type of transfer I used is  ‘Jolee’s Boutique’ Easy Image, found at Michael’s Crafts~in the t-shirt isle.

Be sure to watch Artist Copyrights ~ if transferring painted pictures.

and reverse image if there is ‘wording’.

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Then trim the excess from the image.  A corner rounder makes a nice finish too.

 To transfer ~ follow the package directions.  Each type (light or dark) will have different directions….don’t assume they are the same, take it from me, (insert wink)

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As an added touch ~ measure, cut and paint a flat piece of wood or heavy cardboard for the inside bottom of each bag.    Add a rubber stamp to the flat bottom and to the back of the bag if desired…..just an added little touch.

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Now you will be stylin’ at the Market too.

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Speaking of Market Bags ~ last year thru Classic Amy Joanne we enjoyed painting Market Bag Pins thru the ‘Going To Market Club’ ~ Click (here) if you missed it, or (here)!

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See you at the Market…..with style!


Coming Soon ~ Farm Fresh Snow Globes, Hippity Hop, Classic Curated Vignette-Spring, and Classic Rubber Stamps sneak peek!

6 thoughts on “Market Bags

  1. I really love this idea. I NEED to begin following this practice and bringing my own bags. I get them but then I forget them at home or in the car. I need to find a routine so that I will take them IN the store with me to USE them. Maybe if they were pretty, that would help. What a great idea, Amy! <3 Yours are wonderful! 😀

    1. Sometimes I do forget them in the car….but I am getting better at it….and now that they are stylin’ I’m gonna love it! So happy you enjoyed!

      1. Yes. You had me on Amazon looking for the blanks! LOL

      2. 🙂 oh boy!

  2. lbarbadora says:

    Your always so amazing!

    1. Thank you Lynn!

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