How about neither? I spent part of the Easter holiday resurrecting a pair of jeans that never fit me right by turning them into a cloth shopping bag with big handles. Upon the astute advice of one Jan Andrea, I disassembled one of the many Kroger paper bags around the place and used it as a patternâ€”the right size rectangle. I disassembled the jeans and pieced them together for a piece large enough, plus seam allowances. The site gives excellent sewing instructions. If you decide to go patchwork like I did, I would recommend removing pockets and other thickness boosters where seams fall first, unless you have a large supply of extra strong needles. I didn’t remove the pockets, and several needles gave their lives in the undertaking, but it was a learning experience. I do all the grocery shopping, like my father before meâ€”we’re a weird family that wayâ€”and I have a sentimental attachment to the paper grocery bag. When I used to go with my dad (to give my mother some peace and to educate me in the ways of the grocery store) groceries cost roughly $5/bag. I went grocery shopping this morning, for substantially more. Dad was a label reader back in the fifties. He would’ve loved all the additional info. now. How did the new bag work, you ask? I forgot it, of course.