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Picture of Mesh Bag Scouring Pads
Turn plastic mesh produce bags into scouring pads for your dishes. Extend the life of your sponges by using these scourers for the tough stuff. This project requires a mesh bag and nylon thread or fishing line with a needle to sew up the edge.

Step 1: Get some mesh bags

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These bags are sometimes used to package supermarket vegetables. They are essentially mesh tubes, closed with string on the label end and some kind of tape on the bottom. Instead of ripping a hole in the mesh to get the produce out (as was done in this picture), open up the ends of the tube instead. The tape sticks to itself but not the bag, really, so I managed to tease it off the end with a little effort. The string on the label end pulls right out if you do it right. Or just cut it, if you prefer, but try not to damage the bag.
 
omnibot6 years ago
Aw, this was the first instructable I followed.
Znowblind8 years ago
I just wrap the stuff around my sponges and sew it up.
omnibot8 years ago
Beutiful! I'm always looking for ways to extend the use of anything I buy to get maximum value. Thanx.