Tutorial: T-Shirt to Produce Bag

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Tutorial: T-Shirt to Produce Bag

May 12, 2014
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Tutorial: T-Shirt to Produce Bag

Tutorial: T-Shirt to Produce Bag

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Today we are going to show you how to turn a plain T-Shirt into a useful produce bag!

Skip the plastic and make a few of these to gather up your produce at the store.  The vented bag helps your fresh fruits and veggies breathe and stay fresh.  Plus, it’s a great way to re-purpose those T-Shirts that you know you’re never going to wear.

T-Shirt Produce Bag

We were inspired by this post from Delia Creates, but we simplified the process so anyone can do it!

Follow along!

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Start with a T-Shirt and a sewing machine (you can also hand sew if needed)

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Cut the neck and the sides as shown.  You can make different sized bags by cutting different widths and lengths.

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Turn the shirt inside out and pin around the sides and bottom

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Sew the sides and bottom.  Notice I didn’t sew all the way up the sides!  We need to leave room for handles!

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Flip the bag right side out and using a sharp pair of scissors, snip 1-3″ lengths in the shirt, cutting through both layers.

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Stagger the cuts so they make a nice, vented pattern

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Fill with your favorite produce!  This even works great with onions hanging on a hook in the pantry.

T-Shirt Produce Bag

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Tutorial: T-Shirt to Produce Bag

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Today we are going to show you how to turn a plain T-Shirt into a useful produce bag!

Skip the plastic and make a few of these to gather up your produce at the store.  The vented bag helps your fresh fruits and veggies breathe and stay fresh.  Plus, it’s a great way to re-purpose those T-Shirts that you know you’re never going to wear.

T-Shirt Produce Bag

We were inspired by this post from Delia Creates, but we simplified the process so anyone can do it!

Follow along!

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Start with a T-Shirt and a sewing machine (you can also hand sew if needed)

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Cut the neck and the sides as shown.  You can make different sized bags by cutting different widths and lengths.

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Turn the shirt inside out and pin around the sides and bottom

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Sew the sides and bottom.  Notice I didn’t sew all the way up the sides!  We need to leave room for handles!

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Flip the bag right side out and using a sharp pair of scissors, snip 1-3″ lengths in the shirt, cutting through both layers.

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Stagger the cuts so they make a nice, vented pattern

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Fill with your favorite produce!  This even works great with onions hanging on a hook in the pantry.

T-Shirt Produce Bag

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