With Earth Day coming up, the recent topics have been geared towards just that. Yesterday was the knitted tote and today is the reusable produce bag!
I try not to use the plastic bags that you can get at the grocery store when I pick up produce but sometimes its impossible. I don’t want the kiwis or the limes rolling around in the cart or loose in the bag so I am stuck using these thin and quite annoying bags. I don’t know how many times I’ve had one sliced open by a sweet potato and had them roll around inside the bag or try to wrangle them in the kitchen.
I’ve seen adorable bags for sale and thought about either purchasing them or trying to make my own but then my Mom made a comment. “How much to they weigh?” was all she said. I don’t want to pay a few more cents for the bag that I’ve brought from home, that’s for sure. Then I found Linda Permann’s post over at CraftStylish on how to make your own bags from mesh fabric. She can make 3-4 out of half a yard of mesh fabric that ran her $.75 ($1.50 a yard before coupon).
This is such a simple but fantastic idea that I kick myself for not thinking of it first.
CraftStylish – Produce Bags