Simple steps to guide you through the construction of a reusable bag perfect for grabbing produce at the market or grocery store.
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Step 1: Set Up
- Two 17" x 13" Rectangle of Mesh Fabric, Netting, or Tulle
- 30" Length of String or Cording
- (Optional) Toggle
- Ruler or Measuring Tape
- Straight Pins
- Safety Pin
- Sewing Machine
Mosquito netting available for order from Seattle Fabrics works great!
Wash your material before starting the project. Most Nettings can be washed in a machine, but not thrown in the dryer.
Step 2: Round Corners
Green indicates the Right side of the fabric. Yellow indicates the Wrong side of the fabric.
A. Make sure your Netting is cut into two 17" by 13" rectangles.
B. Lay out one of the Netting rectangles and place a glass near the upper right corner, as shown.
C. Lightly trace a line around the glass.
D. Use your scissors to trim the corners, using the traced line as a guide.
E. Repeat with second rectangle.
Step 3: Pin and Sew
B. Measure down 3/4" from the straight top edge, along one of the sides and make a mark.
C. Measure down another 1/4" and make another mark (1" from the top edge"). Eventually, the cording will be strung through the space between these two marks.
D. Following a 3/8" seam allowance, begin to sew the two pieces together. As you begin, sew down 3/4" which should be where you have marked your cord hole. Backtack and trim thread.
E. Begin a new seam at the second cord hole mark. Do not sew between the marks! Continue stitching all the way around the pieces.
F. Trim seams to 1/4".