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I like anything free and I don’t like being wasteful so these Produces Bags were the perfect project for me. It’s also be a great project with Earth Day fast approaching. A lot of us already use reusable grocery bags so why not stop using those plastic bags for produce and start using reusable produce bags.

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I saved the bags my oranges came in to make the new bags. So I’m also recycling the free bags instead of throwing them out.

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I slipped one end of the bag in the center of a strip of bias tape. You’ll need the double fold tape. I already had some bias tape, but if you don’t have any you can purchase it for less than $2.

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I ran a small zig zag stitch down the center of the tape to form the bottom of the bag. The top of the bag just gets tied up once it’s full.

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Just in case you were wondering how sturdy they are. My little helper will demonstrate for you!

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I keep them in the back of my van along with the reusable grocery bags so they don’t get left at home. What’s your favorite thing to recycle?

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Korilynn March 25, 2014 at 6:10 am

How neat is that! I need to try that.
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Lisa March 25, 2014 at 9:08 am

Such a good idea for those nets!!
L x
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Jesseca March 25, 2014 at 10:34 am

What a smart idea! I have a bunch of those sitting around from our oranges and wasn’t sure if I could find a good use for them.
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BreeAnna March 25, 2014 at 10:44 am

LOVE this idea!!!! I really need to try that! Thank you!
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Debra March 25, 2014 at 10:49 am

Wow! I love this. I absolutely hate all of the waste at the grocery store with the plastic bags. fantastic!
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Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama March 25, 2014 at 11:47 am

SO smart!! Love finding ways to reuse things.
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Yvonne @ Tried and Tasty March 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

WHo would have thought to re-use those? What a great idea!
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Kathy March 25, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Great idea! I looked at the special “produce” bags which I am too thrifty to pay for. I had been using the mesh laundry bags, but have had complaints from the store clerks that it is hard to read the sticky number tag on the item through the thicker white mesh. I’m doing this today. I hate the plastic bags, but most stores here require items contained for checkout. This will be great for my farmers market as well.

Erlene March 25, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Love this idea and have been thinking of bringing our own bags to the grocery store. Pinned.
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Amy | The Happy Scraps March 26, 2014 at 7:48 am

This is such a great idea! I feel like I go through SO many ziploc bags. I’m going to have to try this. Thanks!
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Haley March 26, 2014 at 9:47 am

A few of the small tubs of Trader Joe’s candy, like the smores bites, come home with me every once in a while. I find that they are perfect for organizing things in drawers, especially deeper drawers.

I also cut down on paper products by using cloth napkins. I have deep navy blue for my daily ones since it shows less crud. Must better than paper towels when eating messy things like BBQ as well. Careful with concentrated colors though. The first few washes may bleed.

Jonie @ Just Between Friends March 26, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Such a great idea! I love that you are reusing the free bags to make these!
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Holly @ Bits of Everything March 27, 2014 at 10:24 am

I hate the plastic bags in the produce department. These look like they would be much better! Great idea!
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Elizabeth March 27, 2014 at 8:27 pm

This is so inventive! What a great idea! I use cloth bags for my produce, but you are one step ahead, using something originally destined for the trash!

annessa April 20, 2014 at 11:57 am

This is a brilliant idea. I never would have come up with this myself. Thank you so much for sharing! ♡

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