Simple produce bags

Recently a friend asked what she can use instead of those plastic produce bags that we get at the grocery store. I am actually surprised I never even thought about the alternative before but her question made me realize how simple it is to make an alternative, if that’s the sort of thing you’re into.

Instead of going out and getting earth friendly fabric just cut up a shirt or some sort of light weight material that you don’t use anymore and snip away. Make a rectangle, sew by hand or machine up the sides and maybe hem the top, or don’t even bother sewing. Just cut something that looks like a handkerchief and put your veggies inside of it like you would a bunch of rocks, fold up the sides and cinch with a rubber band or string.

These are what I made today. They can be washed and reused and they weigh as much as the plastic bag. I have a ton of left over fabric that I keep using for loads of projects so this was perfect. Just wash any brand new fabric to get any chemicals out. New fabric has a TON of chemicals. You don’t have to bother going out and buying earth friendly produce bags that are way over priced. Save your tuppence for asparagus!

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