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« on: July 01, 2013 12:42:55 PM »

It's going to be a scorcher here today and for those of us who are not acclimated to this type of heat...uh,me..I'ma gonna melt.
I wanted to get a little crafting in early and I've been trying to go through my stash. My pile-o-stash. Anyhoo! been wanting to make reusable produce bags for some time now since I've been really trying to reduce my plastic use. This bag isn't a thing of beauty but it will do the trick and cut down on a ton! of plastic as I buy lots of produce. It's washable too!  

I cut a 16 1/2" by 13" piece of tulle on the fold. (The 13" is on the fold) I sewed up one side twice with a smaller stitch on the sewing machine then I zig zagged it. If I knew how to work my serger I would have used that. I just wanted to make sure I sewed it several times so it's good and strong. I added the inch binding to the top after I sewed up one side and tucked in the cord I found from and old sleeping bag in there to eliminate threading it through. Then I sewed up the other side the same as the first which made it a little bag.
It's really easy and fast and eliminates lots of plastic. It was super cheap too! Any questions please let me know and I hope ya'll make some. I'll be making a several more of these to give to family and friends too!
Now...off to the couch with a Popsicle and a movie.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013 03:57:32 PM »

Ooh, I have to make some of these! I've been trying to find a good pattern for a produce bag, but everything I've seen so far is lacking. This will be perfect! Thank you  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013 10:42:48 PM »

Very nice.  My partner makes a smaller version of these and we use them all the time.
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013 11:04:45 AM »

Such a good idea and perfectly executed! I'm sure you'll get a ton of use out of it. I always feel bad using the plastic bags at the store.

Hope you survived the heat around here!! I barely did Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013 10:14:06 AM »

Such a good idea and perfectly executed! I'm sure you'll get a ton of use out of it. I always feel bad using the plastic bags at the store.

Hope you survived the heat around here!! I barely did Smiley.

uggh...It's going to be 90 on Monday, I hear.  Hey, the plastic bags are good poo picker uppers for dogs.. Grin


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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2013 09:10:28 PM »

Great job!  This would be great at a farmers market! I will have to make some of these and then fine the farmer's markets in the area.  (we just moved across the country and I don't know where anything is in this state!!) 

Thanks so much for sharing!
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013 10:04:29 AM »

Fabulous job.  I've made something similar and they are so useful!  Smiley
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