Jul 1, 2010

Grocery Bag

Grocery Bag

Say "no" to plastic with a homemade shopping bag. Made from an old t-shirt, this bag is the ultimate green alternative.

Sewing Machine (or needle and thread)

  1. Turn t-shirt inside out. Pin along the bottom hem.
  2. Using a sewing machine, secure the bottom with a tight, sturdy stitch. If you don't have a sewing machine, be sure to go over your stitches a couple times to make sure the bag is sturdy enough for groceries. Remove pins after sewing.
  3. Keeping the shirt inside out, fold in half with the two sides of the shirt coming together. The neckline should be lined up with itself. Using scissors, cut about 1-2 inches from the collar, creating an even opening at the top of your bag (and one that's big enough to fit groceries).
  4. Cut each sleeve off.
  5. Turn right side out and you have your bag!

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