Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Down w/the plastic produce bags!

I don't have a photo yet b/c my creation is a little embarrassing! I've tested it however and I've deemed it successful. The newest addition to my cloth bag entourage that I take to the grocery store is a re-usable produce bag made of netting! I was talking w/my cousin about how to sew up the edges...I found the netting at a crafts store in the clearance bin! I got 5 diff. pieces for less than $2!! Anyway, they were all the ends, so they were long strips. I didn't think sewing would work. I was originally wondering if I could fold a strip of fabric over the edge and hope the netting would 'stick'. But my cousin suggested threading some yarn or something through the edges - brilliant! My first attempt was using the pink netting and lavender yarn...um, yeah, it looks like something...um...a little too froo-froo-ey and girly!! So I think I will try using the green netting next time. I also wonder about using some fabric strips instead of yarn...might hold up better if I need to wash it. I'll post some pics next time. I laughed out loud after I put my apples in the pink sack! You'll see...

3 comments:

Abby said...

Oh, cool, I'm glad to hear that it work to some degree at least. I'm sure it's not that bad; I can't wait to see the pictures. :)

Tracy said...

Hey - I did that once with a torn volley ball net. But mine didn't stay together to well, so I bought produce bags online. I'm glad yours worked out. :)

Jason said...

We too use cloth bags for grocery and other shopping needs. The people at Target don't get it though...

Regarding our produce we too have an expandable netting like bag that we purchased. The 'net' is soft enough to not bruise the peppers, but strong enough that it doesn't cry uncle when I cram in more than a dozen apples.