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Fill Me. Empty Me. Reuse Me.

Simple steps to guide you through the construction of a reusable bag perfect for grabbing produce at the market or grocery store.

At Etsy, here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6468239.

Step 1: Set Up

Picture of Set Up
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Materials:
- Two 17" x 13" Rectangle of Mesh Fabric, Netting, or Tulle
- 30" Length of String or Cording
- Thread
- (Optional) Toggle

Tools:
- Scissors
- Ruler or Measuring Tape
- Straight Pins
- Safety Pin
- Sewing Machine

Notes:
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.
 
field5005 years ago
Awesome instructable! Great photos with everything clearly explained. Using the easy-to-see colored fabric (vs. the what-the-heck-is-going-on? netting) was genius. Thanks!
jauncourt7 years ago
I really like that you used an opaque, color-coded fabric for demonstrating the steps. Very clear.
ShadowGirl7 years ago
Nicely done and good instructable. Thanks!
nikkishell8 years ago
Great idea!!! I have my veggies delivered in a cardboard box (no bags) but may make some of these for storing them in the fridge.
Unfortunately they aren't great for storing in the fridge - the veggies will wilt quickly. I use cloth bags, and for fridge storage, I use these:

http://www.reusablebags.com/store/evertfresh-green-bags-pack-small-p-256.html#

You can get them at Whole Paycheck and the like.

But these bags are great! I love my cloth bags, and *I think I'll be making some of these as gifts for friends.
tantan8 years ago
Hi Bess, I saw your instructable just after i published my own!
http://www.instructables.com/id/ESB7IZKF5HVPB3O/

Well done on getting the idea out there! Great minds think alike. Have you considered selling them? I sell mine at a market - with nice labelling and presentation people have been buying them - that gets more of the bags out there and more people interested in the idea. And reduces plastic bags even more!
:)