I am trying to do my bit for the environment. I only use cloth grocery bags now. I keep them in the car all the time. One thing that has been bothering me is the plastic produce bags. So I decided to see if I could make some. First thing I do of course is search the Internet for ideas and I came across this fantastic article/how to over at Wisdom Of The Moon
I liked what I saw, but figured I would adapt it to suit me. I decided I wanted them a little stronger so I put binding the first one.
I then made one without the binding on, but double stitched all the seams.
Those two bags are quite long, over 18 inches long. Great for romaine lettuce or celery, but a bit deep for a couple of tomatoes.
So I made this one this afternoon and this one is only 11 inches wide by 13 inches long. Again I put binding around this.
The key to this project is to make these bags with lightweight see through fabric, therefore tulle or a sheer fabric is the best. The fabric should be washable. Also to save a bit of money, use up some old sheers you have around the house. I bought my tulle at Wal-Mart and got a metre for $1.97. I did make mine more expensive as I did add the binding for more strength.
It is also a discussion point at the grocery store when you use them!!!!!