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Reusable Produce Bag

Date Posted:26 October 2021 

Let’s start saving the environment by replacing plastic produce bags with your own reusable produce bags that can be washed and used repeatedly. These bags are super simple and easy to create, and require no cord or drawstrings.

They can be made from old tea towels or cotton t-shirts that you may have lying around the house. If you want to make these bags with new fabric, I'd recommend using a lightweight cotton or linen as they are breathable and perfect for vegetables and fruit.

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Machines Used

  • Brother NV50S Sewing Machine

What you'll need:

  • Tea towel (or your own choice of fabric)
  • Thread (in your preferred colour choice)
  • Sewing machine
  • Good quality scissors (or a rotary cutter + man)
  • Pins or clips
  • Overlocker (optional)
  • Measuring tape
  • Iron and ironing board
Reusable Produce Bag

Don't have an overlocker? Use a built-in zig zag stitch on your machine to finish off the edges to stop the fabric from fraying.


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