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Zero Waste DIY Produce Bags

Instead of grabbing plastic produce bags at the grocery store, make your own zero-waste bags and bring them with you! These reusable produce bags are made out of cotton, making them more eco-friendly than plastic and compostable once it’s reached the end of its life-cycle.

These DIY produce bags worked up a lot faster than I expected! They take about 15 minutes to whip up, so they are a fantastic last minute gift idea! If you are also planning to make small changes in your lifestyle in order to reduce our waste output, this project is for you. The amount of garbage one little family can make is fairly alarming! So these reusable produce bags are a step in the right direction. The zero waste movement tugs on my heart strings and I’m always looking for ways to improve. And if I can turn those improvements into a DIY project, so much the better! I used voile because it is super lightweight and you can mostly see through it. So it won’t add much weight to your produce and the cashier will still be able to read the stickers through the bag. These DIY produce bags are seriously one of the quickest projects to make. It’s really nice to start and finish a sewing project in one sitting!

Here’s what you need for this project:

  • Bee Ribbon, Cotton, 3/4 yard per produce bag, at least 3/4″ wide
  • Satin Ribbon, 1 yard per bag, 1/4″-3/8″ wide
  • White Cotton Voile Fabric, 1 yard will make 4 bags
Zero Waste DIY Produce Bags
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