I discovered a brand new item just put out at our local Jo-Ann’s Fabrics yesterday morning. Displayed at their cutting station were bolts of cut-and-sew fabric panels for making Ecology Tote Bags.
Although they had other more “earthy” colors, I thought the brilliant pink version would be fun. I bought three panels at $6.99 each and was able to use my 40% discount coupon.
Here is what each fabric panel looks like. I was able to make all three pretty quickly yesterday morning—in fact, I used them the same afternoon. This project is ideal for teens (or anyone) learning to sew as the instructions are very clear and easy. It is also good for Girl Scouts working on their sewing or ecology badges.
Here is one of my new totes in action.
The words “Save the Earth” run throughout the fabric edges. I’m saving them because they’ll be fun as little patches for jeans, the yoke of a shirt, cover of a cloth binder, or any number of other uses.