Many, many moons ago I recovered Jack's high chair with a vinyl tablecloth I bought at Target. It was a fairly simple project, so I have been on the lookout for cute vinyl tablecloths for other projects since then.
Sometime this spring I spotted this pink lemon version at Target and knew it had to be mine. (I used to have a pink lemon tree when we lived in Florida. Pink lemons! Yum.)
It sat around here for a few months until I decided to use it to make grocery tote bags.
A whole gaggle of grocery getters to be exact. There is a sixth one still in the sewing room because I actually ran out of serger thread.
They are a simple square bottom tote shape with what is essentially a giant buttonhole for a handle.
The $4 tablecloth makes 6 good size bags. If you want to make them, don't make them huge though without lining them with something, the vinyl will tear. And remember to get the largest rectangular tablecloth they have. They are usually all the same price, but the circle ones are considerably smaller.
P.S. Thank you all so very, very much for your kindness. It really means a lot to me.