Selvage Edge Grocery Tote

I started saving selvage edges a while ago not realizing how quickly they would accumulate. But they did. They looked pretty in my glass jar, until it got too full, then I filled a second jar and finally moved to a storage container. Now it was time I did something with them.

One day my daughter asked me about the canvas bags I had made years and years and years ago before bringing your own was popular as she had decided she needed some for her shopping. On my last visit, I brought her dozen or so – don’t worry I still have plenty left. There was a time when I grocery shopped for a very large family. While we only had two biological children at the time, we also had 5 foster children (one whom we eventually adopted), and I ran a daycare with 6 full-time and 4 part-timers. So I needed a lot of bags when I grocery shopped. :)

Anyway, her question got me thinking about those selvage edges and I decided I would take these:
To make this:

I am super pleased with how “fun” it looks.

So do you collect selvage edges? I will post a tutorial for those that want a fun way to use them up.

Enjoy the journey, Jackie

  • SandyH

    I like that! Definitely a fun way to hit the farmer’s market or grocery store.

  • Jackie

    I have more projects swimming in my head to use them. Just wish I had more time.

  • Tanesha (CraftyGardenMom)

    This is a very fun bag! I do have a selvage pile, but not nearly as big as yours!

  • Valerie (Scooquilt)

    Are you familiar w Riel Nason of The Q and the U? She is the selvage queen! Here she is, partway through a selvage angel: http://quispamsisquilter.blogspot.com/2011/11/selvage-angel-winging-it.html?m=1