I made a grocery sack holder Thursday night. Brett asked me how long I’ve been planning to make one of these. Honestly – years. That’s how good I am at lazy procrastination. However I’ve decided I like projects that involve both a sewing machine and an electric drill.
Here’s how I did it.
- Get yourself a rectangle of fabric. Mine ended up being roughly 16 inches across by about 24 inches tall. I did some piecing because I liked the sunflower fabric but didn’t have that large of a rectangle out of just that.
- Make a 1/4 inch casing on both short ends.
- Thread about 10 inches of 1/4 inch elastic through the top and secure it.
- Thread about 6 inches of 1/4 inch elastic through the bottom and secure it.
- Attach a loop of ribbon/bias tape/fabric that you are going to use for the handle to the top. My handle loop is probably about 5 inches long.
- Sew the long sides together, right sides together.
- Turn right side out and stuff with bags.
- Get out the power drill.
- Drill a pilot hole in the pantry wall about eye level. That way the bottom of the sack holder will be about elbow level, perfect for grabbing sacks out of the bottom.
- Screw in a small cup holder hook.
- Hang sack holder on hook and feel funny about how happy it makes you to look into the pantry right now.
- But … also feel real glad about finally corralling the often exploding pile of grocery sacks under the kitchen sink.
- And … remember to take all the extra sacks back to the grocery store so they can recycle them.