Looks great. Good luck with your project. These would work well at sport advents where they inspect your bags.
Hi Kay, yes, they would be great at sports events and they hold a lot! Love Chris
This bag is so beautiful and handy! Would you mind please telling me where I could get a pattern to make one? I am a very novice sewer is it really hard to make? Thank you very much! Lori
Hi Lori, I'm sure there would be one somewhere on the internet like it. I just had a look at Petmesh shopping bag patterns on Google and there are lots and lots of them. This one is quite easy to make, just lots of preparation to ensure everything matches up etc. Love Chris
Thank you sooo much!
You are very welcome. Love Chris
These are so nice and love that they replace the plastic shopping bags! Somewhere I have seen that pattern to make this style tote. Hugs, Suzanna
Yes, it's great to be able to replace the plastic shopping bags. I don't know where the pattern came from as it was handed out at the Guild. I'm sure there would be lots of patterns around that would be like this. Love Chris
What a great idea! Love 'em.
Thanks Meg, I agree with you. Love Chris
Add your initial and then no-one else can claim it! Very nice. Hugs. Nan W
You can embroider on the screening , you know!
Yes I could, but I like them plain. Love Chris
I love these bags. They look very classy. 🤗
Thanks Shirley it depends on the fabric I’m sure. Love Chris
sometimes we have such great ideas! And this is one of them, good on the Newcastle Sewing ladies.
Thanks Vicki, they are a great size. Love Chris
What is pet mess??please???lol
Hi Carolyn, "PetMesh is made from a heavy duty, flexible fibreglass mesh, making it much stronger than a standard flyscreen. It is the perfect choice for screen doors where pets are present. Manufactured from a woven polyester & PVC coated for UV protection this product gives up to 7 times the strength of standard flyscreen & will resist sharp claws. Restricts the entry of disease carrying and tiny irritating insects!" We've got a few nasty little critters downunder!
We use it here in Australia to prevent flies getting inside! It's very durable. There can be other uses for it too. Love Chris
Carolyn. Maybe you have seen it as shade cloth used to protect plants in a green house from the sun or hail.?
Wow never heard of it*** thanks for explaining girls:):)
Wonderful bag and I am with you - I hope all plastic grocery bags are removed!! Well done! Hugs, Laura
Thanks Laura, yes, all countries should remove them. They are causing too much pollution! Love Chris
Great bag...for a minute I thought these were all your bags!
Ha ha, thanks Kim, yes, that would be great! I'm only going to make 4 or 5. They hold an enormous amount as they are about 14 inches high by about 19 inches wide. Love Chris
Ladies' luncheon gifts 2019????? :-)
Kim, I thought the same thing - that she got "on a roll" on this design. So, attractive and nice to see different folks' interpretation and fabric preference.
That would be a good idea Meg! he he he! Love Chris
Hi Chris we are phasing out plastic in New Zealand as well as . I love your bag and would like to make myself some . Would you please send me some instructions as i am a bit dense sometimes I like what you did to the base of the bag . . Also we have a Bunnings here guess where I am going this weekend .
Hi Hilda, I'm just popping out for a while, but will contact you later. Love Chris
Great idea. Did you have any trouble sewing the mesh? It looks a bit like shade cloth weave. I embroidered on fly screen once no problem but this looks thicker.
Your choice of fabric makes the bag look so classy.
Hi Barbara, I had no trouble at all. It IS the same as shade cloth!! The 'fabric' is on large rolls in the garden aisle at Bunnings. You can get it in green and cream, but as I'm a lover of black I chose it. I used a number 14 needle and had no problems whatsover.
You should have seen all the bags the others made at my sewing guild. Actually, I'll add a picture of them, they all looked different. Love Chris
Great looking bag!
Thanks great compliment from you my friend. I LOVE all your bags and purses! Love Chris
I have the feeling that you will have a hard time hanging on to them. They are different, very good looking and practical.
Thanks Angie, yes, people comment when I'm out shopping if I've got something different. When I had the one Dana snaffled everyone at Coles commented on it! Love Chris
Great looking bag. We only have one store right now that doesn't have bags. Love your material.
Thanks Sandy, I hope they all remove them! Love Chris
We have had wildlife in our oceans with plastic bags inside them!!!!!
What a great idea using the mesh. And it's easier to keep clean than the canvas totes I use.
Hi Deb,yes, it's great and easy to wash. Love Chris