Upcycled Shirt to Produce Bag Tutorial
Reusable grocery bags have been really popular for some time now and they are great! My sister-in-law gave me reusable produce bags and it made me really think about all the small plastic bags I use for produce since we purchase lots of fresh stuff. I’m not sure were she got them but here is a great tutorial on how to make one! I saw this idea for a normal grocery bag on pinterest and thought it would be a good idea for a produce bag.
Step2: lay it out flat. I used my other bag as a template and cut around it. It is just 9×14 rectangle.
Step 3: fold down one edge about 1/2-3/4 inch down pin and sew across at 1/4 seam. This will be used for the draw sting.
Step 4: Put right sides together sew around 3 edges starting 1/2 inch down so you don’t sew over step 3. Make dashes with pen across bag with bag about 1/2 inch long in a pattern shown above. I started by using a ruler marking every other 1/2 inch but was annoyed so I started free handing it.
This was part of the Homestead Barn Hop, the Morris Tribe, Sew Chatty, Sew Can Do, Craft-O- Maniac, Homemaker on a Dime, Frugally Sustainable, Thrifty Decorating, Stringtown Home, Seasonal Celebrations, Someday Crafts, Crafty Mama
Would love it if you were to choose Seasonal Celebration Sunday to link this great post to- love your blog:-) http://naturalmothersnetwork.com
Thanks Rebecca I just linked up!
Love this! I went through my ds15’s drawers today to take out the winter stuff, and found a few t-shirts that had seen better days. Now I can do something with them instead of just throwing them out!
mmm this would work for elderly or disabled shoppers who are insecure using those ultra thin..could/can and do ‘break at any moment bags from the superstores. The sstore freebies just don’t always make it into the house with the weight they r carrying..something to consider..thank you
Thats a really good idea. I never thought of that! Thanks Jonell
Such a great idea! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!
Thanks for sharing your blog hop! I just linked up
Love this! I always feel so wasteful using those produce bags, and this is really a cheap and easy remedy. Thanks!
Here via Someday Crafts.
Thanks Tessa! Im glad I could inspire you! Good luck!
Great idea for keeping plastic away from your produce! I’ll be doing this as soon as I need to retire an old shirt with some stretchiness to it!
Karen @ folkhaven.wordpress.com
Thanks Karen its a great trash to treasure!
So cool! These would be great to take to the farmers’ market! Thanks for sharing!
Your totally right thats a great idea for them! Thanks Kim
I’ve been meaning to do this for months and have yet to do it. I think you finally gave me the push I need to just do it already. 🙂 Thanks!
No problem Karla! Its super easy and doesn’t take a lot of time! You can do it!
what a cute
and easy idea
for crafting a produce bag
🙂 me too!
I loved that you linked this up at Seasonal Celebration Sunday!- thank you! [email protected] Mothers Network x
Fantastic! What a great way to use up old t-shirts instead of just adding to the rag pile. Thanks for sharing!