Natural and Thrifty in 365: #23 Make Produce Bags from Old T-Shirts

Photo courtesy of Delia Creates.

If you’re wanting to live a little greener, a great way to do that is to stop using those plastic grocery bags all the time. But do you really want to stick your produce in with the same bags that carry your meat? If the answer is a resounding “No,” and you have some old T-shirts lying around, check this out:

You can make some fabulous looking produce bags from old T-shirts in just a few simple steps. You will of course need a sewing machine for this project. Find out how to make your own produce bags from old T-shirts.

Natural & Thrifty in 365 is a year-long series of 365 tips for living more green, natural and healthy while saving money. Do you have a natural and thrifty tip that you would like to share with The Thrifty Mama readers? Contact me here and let me know about it. You just might get featured as one of the 365 tips!

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  1. I am currently in the process of making a quilt as you go from old bed sheets. If you get a chance look up recycling or repurposing linens. Neat stuff!

  2. Just make sure you use a “knit” type needle in your machine. That’s a must-have when you sew knit type fabric.

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