When I go grocery shopping, I bring my own bags so that I don't have to use the plastic ones. But in the produce section, I still use the plastic bags to hold my fruits and veggies. And every time I do, I think to myself that I should just make some bags of my own to use instead of the plastic ones. Because it seems like such a waste!
So, inspired by my own guilt, and also this awesome blog post by Heather Lou of Closet Case Files, I decided to add it to my #makenine list for 2019. Also, because I knew I needed a quick project to start off my nine. One that I could do right off the bat, and therefore feel like I am already making progress on my nine. Yes, I am that person who puts things on my to-do list like "shower" and "eat breakfast". Or, I occasionally put something on the list that I've already done, just so I can cross it off immediately....
So, in no time at all, I whipped out 2 produce bags. I used some scrap tulle I had in my recycling bag. I cut out a rectangle and serged the edges. Then I folded over the top and bottom edges to make casings, folded the the rectangle in half, and sewed up most of the side, leaving the top inch or so with the casing undone. I inserted a string in the casings, and tied it off to create one big loop, and voila! Done!
It was ridiculously quick, and I really need to whip up a few more, since I usually use several produce bags at once when I shop. I have some sheer organza type fabric that I may try next.
Take a look at my bags in action!
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