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« on: September 16, 2008 06:46:32 PM »

Here's another rice bag tote.  I made it from an empty 50lb bag Super Lucky Elephant rice that I got from Costco.  We've gotten through have the bag and it's been in the pantry maybe 6 months, I put the rest into a big resealable container because I wanted to turn it into a grocery bag.

Maui County has passed legislation banning plastic bags, but it won't go into effect until 2011.  However, the little town where I do most of my grocery shopping already banned plastic bags well before the legislation!  Now I won't get scolded at the health food store for forgetting my reuseable bag, assuming I don't forget it that is.





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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008 07:12:52 PM »

Oooh I've never seen a reuseable bag made from a rice sack. That's so clever and the material is perfect! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008 07:13:58 PM »

Nicely done!
I want to make one!
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008 07:25:50 PM »

That's great! 
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the_christine
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008 07:41:59 PM »

Nicely done!
I want to make one!

Super easy, I literally just sewed a rectangle open on top and added some gussets.  If you don't think you can make it through 50 lbs of rice, ask around at local restaurants - they just throw theirs away!
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2008 10:04:18 AM »

I`m jealous! not really, i love it, what i am jealous of is the fact that i can`t get hold of those sort of bags over here in the UK. I`d love a coffee bag as well,lol.
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008 08:17:36 AM »

Great idea.  I love it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008 09:44:02 AM »

I`m jealous! not really, i love it, what i am jealous of is the fact that i can`t get hold of those sort of bags over here in the UK. I`d love a coffee bag as well,lol.
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aww, thats rubbish i want one n im in the uk to
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gretchilou
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008 04:16:59 PM »

What a great idea...I have a trader joes bag made from the same type of plastic that is really durable and I found myself using all the time..I put some grommets in the bottom so water and sand can drain out and I use it all the time for the kids toys..going to the beach...everything.  I will have to start searching for rice bags now. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2010 09:35:55 PM »

This really is great.  Quick question though, what size/type of needle did you use to sew the bag?  Thanks!
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