I bought my first reusable grocery bags in in 1992 in a Navy Exchange at NAS Pt. Mugu. They are made of sturdy canvas and are still going strong 21 years later. The down side: I only bought 2! And I need more than that for our grocery purchases. Over the years, I have bought more, but they just aren’t as sturdy and usually only last a few years before they give out. So instead of paying for more bags that will wear out, I have started making my own using items I have on hand. Below are 4 easy and frugal methods for making reusable grocery bags, as well as 4 easy ways to make your own reusable produce bags.
4 Methods for Making Reusable Grocery Bags:
1. How to Make a Reusable Canvas Bag
2. Make a Reusable Grocery Bag from a Pillow Case
3. Make a Reusable Grocery Bag from a T-shirt (then take it to the next level if you wish).
4. Have leftover fabric, old sheets, or a tablecloth? Then follow these directions to make your own market bag.
4 Ways to Make Reusable Produce Bags:
- How to make a reusable produce bag using a t-shirt.
- How to make a reusable produce bag with mesh and yarn.
- How to make a reusable produce bag from old curtain sheers.
- How to Make a reusable produce bag with fabric scraps, mesh, and ribbon.
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I so need to do this!
April @ The 21st Century Housewife says
These are such good ideas! I’ve pinned this to my Recycling and Sustainable Living board 🙂
Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen says
I just picked up 2 cloth bags at a garage sale for $.50 each! I took all the plastic cloth bags out of my car and I’m donating them to Goodwill for someone else to use. I think I have about 6 real cloth bags in the car now, plus 3 cloth produce bags. Feeling green!