Reusable Produce Bags
1 yard mesh netting (may also use tulle, you just want it to be light and see-through enough to read the produce stickers!)
rotary cutter and mat
A yard of mesh netting will make around 6-8 12 inch x 24 inch produce bags, more if you make smaller sized ones!!!
Cute and Practical, the way all things should be!
First, fold your mesh netting in half so that it measures 24 inches in length. I then cut my bags at the 12 inch width mark. You can make them bigger or smaller, I just think this size represents the plastic produce bags size nicely!
Then, keeping the bag folded you will straight stitch down both long sides. Leaving the top open and the bottom folded. Sorry about the wrinkly-ness of my tablecloth and the mesh...neither affects the outcome of the project, promise!
Now, just straight stitch your two long open edges together. You can do this twice if you like but once is plenty strong.
**Side Note** Go slow when you stitch, if you go too fast I found that my thread would break cause the mesh just messed with my sewing machine. If you take your time, it should go quickly and easily!!
It'll look like so when you are finished. I used brown thread just cuz I like the contrasting look but you can be match-y if you like!
**Side Note** You can also turn the top under to make a casing in which you could put some twine to tie the opening closed but I like to keep mine nice and lightweight since the weight plays into how much your produce will end up costing you!! I just knot mine at the top to keep the produce from falling all over my shopping cart.