A couple of years ago I added some pockets to the now-ubiquitous reusable grocery store bags. I originally had three of them. Now only one remains and it's got kind of a girly paisley pattern on it and that is certainly not helping my husband remember to take bags with him when he does the shopping. So I made some more. I used some more of that precious Echino fabric I bought on our Seattle trip earlier this year.
They are kind of urban and even lighthearted despite the color scheme. The pockets were originally added to cover up the painfully ugly logo printed on the bags. But it turns out the pockets come in so handy. We put our net bags for produce in there. And coupons.
Here's the other side. A little more color. But hopefully still manly enough. Are polka dots manly? Say yes.
These went so quick, and I love the chance to feature a little bit of special fabric without having to sew an entire bag myself. I want to collect this style of bag in every color and add pockets to them too! Now for goodness sake if you happen to see these bags out and about on a man, that is my husband, and you should definitely not compliment them (unless you are also a man, then go right ahead). See, if girls start complimenting him it will reinforce his assumption that carrying reusable shopping bags is not manly. So you can leave any compliments right here and then he'll never have to know that the ladies approve. I'm sure you understand.