There was a time …
when I had to travel a long distance in public transport to buy my grocery. Since I would make this journey once a fortnight or monthly, I would be tempted to buy a lot of stuff and struggle to carry my shopping bags 😦
So, I decided to sew this big shoulder tote in burlap so it could withstand the weight of kilograms of rice, flours, pulses, veg and fruits !!
Well I will not blame you if you are wondering, if I had any experience working as a porter 😉 No. I don’t, let me assure you 🙂
You might call me a bit ‘Amish’ making things that suit my needs !!
These days, it is common to see fancy Big Green bags, Use Me Again bags given out by supermarkets.
Here is my hold all Big Burlap Bag !!
I painted the stripes with acrylic paint but I must tell you my heart sank when it consumed all the paint I had !! I had to buy myself a new set months later.
I gave it a lining too so it wouldn’t look like a burlap sack meant for potatoes 😉