I hope the old canvas shower curtain will make a strong shopping bag: At least it was easy to sew (even for somebody who is not too fussed about sewing). To make a shopping bag that packs nicely, I used the idea of packing it as a strawberry that I saw in NZ two years ago. Basically I’ve just sewn the “strawberry” fabric around one corner of the bag, and then made a little edge of the “leaves” where I could put an elastic band through. Since I only used old fabric bits lying around at home or pieces I’ve taken away from old stuff (the elastic band and the “lock” are from an old sleeping bag), it may look more like a beetroot… but that will do!
Recycling a Shower Curtain