I made and gifted 27 bags for Christmas, and I must admit that I was surprised at just how excited all the recipients were about their new grocery bags! For the portion of Christmas that was just me, the kids and my husband, we had only a tiny bit of wrapping paper. Let me tell you, we did not miss the clean-up! Although I was busy sewing until the 11th hour, I was really happy with the results and will definitely continue the tradition.

Don’t forget about the Green Grocery Bag contest on Crafster! Post your photos for a chance to win one of two $25 gift certificates to Sew,Mama,Sew!

I hope you had a good experience. If you have photos to share, head on over to our Flickr group and post them. We’ll surely refer to them next year. And if you have any thoughts or stories to share about your experience giving reusable bags, please comment here. We’d love to hear how it went!