Say no to plastic by making your own cute grocery bags to use at the store. These DIY tutorials are easy to follow and the perfect way to upcycle old fabrics or use up yarn scraps.
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Did you know it can take up to 1,000 years for a plastic bag to decompose? That’s a scary long time. And that’s of course if it’s placed in a landfill and not left floating around to endanger the life of an animal.
So now is a good time to make the switch and ditch those plastic carrier bags for good.
Today I’ve rounded up some easy to follow tutorials to show you how to make reusable grocery bags that are kinder on the planet, and look a whole lot cuter too!
They’re perfect for zero waste shopping, and better still if you can make them by using up fabric or yarn from your stash, or upcycling old clothes or unwanted bed sheets.
This bag is the perfect project to use up all those small balls of leftover yarn. It's a fun project to make and perfect for carrying your groceries home from the store!
If you're yearning for a stretchy grocery bag, kinda like the ones that grapes come in, check out this super easy tutorial.
For a really sturdy bag that can handle the heaviest of groceries you can't beat one made from an upcycled coffee sack!
We're big fans of upcycling denim around here because it's so sturdy, which makes it the perfect fabric for a shopping bag!
Hands up if you have a stack of old T-shirts in your closet that are stained or shrunk or just don't fit right anymore, but you can't bear to part with them... well now you can turn them into eco friendly grocery bags! And this easy peasy craft only takes five minutes!
Here's another crochet pattern for those of you who are handy with a hook. This time you can find out how to make a mesh bag that's handy for fruit and veggies. If you make a stash of these you can use them for storing your produce at home.
If crochet isn't your thing don't worry, check out this tutorial instead which will show you how to sew some eco friendly produce bags.
Here's another sewing pattern for a large and sturdy tote that's easy to put together. It's made from vinyl so it's easy to wipe clean but you could substitute for any fabric in your stash if you don't have vinyl to hand.
And here's another mesh bag that's perfect for carrying fruit and veggies that's a mixture of fabric and mesh.