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Dot&LilyDESIGNS

Shopping or general-purpose tote bag – retro circle and flowers print 1

A large-sized shopping or general-purpose tote bag made using a mix of quality new and old materials, primarily cotton fabric. The outside is made from a 100% cotton retro tablecloth, most likely from the 1970s. Read more about my choice of materials and ethos in my About information. No two bags are the same - it is unique.

The body of the bag is fully lined and interfaced and the handles are interfaced for extra strength and durability. It has a removable plastic food grade insert which sits in the bottom to provide extra stability.

I have designed it to be a shopping or general-purpose tote bag. You can take it shopping, to the beach, to the gym, on a picnic… I primarily use mine for grocery shopping. Its dimensions mean it sits neatly in the space available at the supermarket checkout. Its sturdy construction, combined with the plastic food-grade insert, keeps the groceries firmly in place, both in the bag and in the car. It is machine washable so you don’t have to worry about marks or spillage. I have deliberately chosen white cotton for the lining so you can easily find your wallet, keys, mobile phone etc and know when it is time to give your bag a wash.

This design started me on this path. I made some for myself and used them when I went grocery shopping. The cashiers would more often than not remark on my great bags and then one of them asked me if they could buy one and gave me her name and number. She ended-up buying two and a child's handbag and I kept on sewing.

Depth: 29 cm approximately
Width: 20 cm approximately
Length: 28 cm approximately
Length of handles: 46 cm approximately – the handles are long enough and wide enough for you to comfortably carry the bag over your shoulder, in the crook of your arm or in your hand beside you, clear of the ground.
Drop of handles: 23 cm approximately

Care of bag: All fabric has been laundered before use. It is machine washable. Wash separately. Preferably, place it in a washing bag and use a gentle cycle. Do not tumble dry. Dry flat, out of direct sunlight. It can be pressed with a warm iron or a hot iron if you use a pressing cloth. Some fabric, such as linen, is slubbed with slight knots and knobbles. These knots and knobbles are normal and contribute to the aesthetic appeal of natural fabrics. Do not pull or remove any of the slubs.

Photos: Front filled with groceries; front; back; inside showing plastic insert; and side seam (both side seams and bottom of bag have been sewn so that the pattern matches).

NOTE: Groceries are not included.

Postage & Handling

Within Australia

Signed Delivery
$11.00
+ $5.00 per additional item
Express
$16.00
+ $5.00 per additional item

Payment methods accepted

  • PayPal or Credit Card
  • Bank Deposit
    (Australia Only)