Free Reusable Bags

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Ever thought that $5 is to much to pay for a reusable bag at the supermarket? Well here is a way to make strong, good looking, easy to make, and best of all there practically free bags.

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Step 1: Gather Your "bags"

I find that old flour or bean bags are good for this project. If you don't like the logo on them you can always just flip them inside out. So not only are we making reusable bags were also making bags from post consumer products.

Step 2: Cutting the Bags

Some of the bags are too deep so I cut off the top 1/3 of the bag. Next you'll need to cut the 1/3 of the bag down the seam and then cut it length wise, I'll show you why later.

Step 3: Sewing

Fold the strips in half and sew them so they stay that way. Next sew the edges of the bag inward so that it creates a flat edge ( be carful not to sew the bag shut ).

Step 4: Completing the Bag

Sew on the two handles so that you can easily carry the bag. Congratulations you're done.
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    riwai

    2 years ago

    check out the bags that rice comes in. Kokuho Rose (short-grain sticky white rice) 15-pound bags are red and white, attractive, and ridiculously sturdy plastic. if you don't want 15 pounds of rice, ask your Asian friends or at a Chinese or sushi restaurant.

    actually I have 3 bags that I would be happy to send to someone! is there a way to contact me privately to give me your address?

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    kathynv

    2 years ago

    Those are lovely, but where do you get the free bags? I don't see anything like that in the market where I shop. When I buy a 25 lb bag of flour, it comes in a paper container, just like the smaller sizes of flour. Same for the rice, which comes in a clear plastic bag.

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    solar worldkathynv

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks. As for the bags, they are pretty much the only type of flour bag at pretty much all of the grocery stores in my town.

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    mrsmerwinsolar world

    Reply 2 years ago

    i would love to find some of these bags too. Where do you live?