Grocery Sack Holder

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. Make a 1/4 inch casing on both short ends.
  3. Thread about 10 inches of 1/4 inch elastic through the top and secure it.
  4. Thread about 6 inches of 1/4 inch elastic through the bottom and secure it.
  5. 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.
  6. Sew the long sides together, right sides together.
  7. Turn right side out and stuff with bags.


  1. Get out the power drill.
  2. 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.
  3. Screw in a small cup holder hook.
  4. Hang sack holder on hook and feel funny about how happy it makes you to look into the pantry right now.
  5. But … also feel real glad about finally corralling the often exploding pile of grocery sacks under the kitchen sink.
  6. And … remember to take all the extra sacks back to the grocery store so they can recycle them.

6 shared thoughts about Grocery Sack Holder

  1. Brett says:

    7. Cause approximately seven and a half months of confusion for your husband as he continually rediscovers that the plastic bags are where the Campbell’s Soup is, the recycling bin is where the plastic bags were, and nothing is where the recycling bin was. :brett:

  2. Giggle

    8. Blog about it!

    9. Hug your confused husband.

    • Giggles says:

      He said the hug made it a little better.

      We’ll let you know when he stops being confused.

  3. Denice says:

    You are so very creative! I envy you.


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