One of my Earth Day goals is to make or buy some produce bags to bring with me to the grocery store so that I won't need to keep taking those flimsy plastic bags anymore. I haven't actually made any yet, but I did find a couple of great tutorials:
Craftzine has a link to a PDF tutorial for some gorgeous homemade produce bags designed by Betz White - made from a lightweight organic cotton gauzy material. The project is from her new book Sewing Green (which I just ordered from Amazon and can't wait to dive into!) Don't you just love the colorful, hand-stamped leaf designs? I'm thinking Christmas gifts already!
Craftstylish has another tutorial for produce bags made from inexpensive mesh material. My only question is - do they make a non-plastic version of this type of material? Or...could you make one from an upcycled onion bag? I've made kitchen scrubbies from old onion bags...so why not a produce bag?
Well....low and behold...someone has already thought of the onion bag idea. The search terms produce bag from onion bag turned up this dandy little number: an onion bag with crocheted handles! OMG - don't you love the power of Google?!! I just might have to learn how to crochet so I can make one of these nifty little bags!