Carrying the "green" grocery bags is one recycling habit I think I can keep. I've got several in the car and have been relatively good about having them with me in and out of the stores - even Wal-Mart. I'm not extremely green, but I do get frustrated and worried with the number of plastic bags we collect and think about the landfills. However, I could just be frustrated and worried because the more bags we have really equals the more money I have spent!
Anyway, I always wonder when walking into the grocery with several bags and then going to the checkout that the checker and bagger know the bag is already mine and that I didn't just pick it up off the stand and begin using it without paying for it. I thought about embroidering my name on the bag, but then I would have to get it straight and find the perfect spot for it, and eventually the thing will rip and it would be a waste of time. So, designing a patch came to mind and ironing it on to the bag. Actually, the bags made from recycled materials don't like to be ironed. They are kind of slippery. I just sewed this one on the red Target bag. If the bag tears after multiple uses, I can just rip out the threads and put it on the next one. However, I'm pretty impressed with the sturdiness of those recycled "recycled" bags.
A patch with a name and petite design next to it would be sweet on one of those pretty fabric grocery bags we're all liking on the blogs and on etsy.
Want one? Go over to clubbmish and read all about it.