A) We ALWAYS have a plethora of old/outgrown t-shirts available in this house of 4 men/boys.
But that’s for another day……TODAY it’s all about these great knit produce bags I spied at Delia Creates!
I was initially quite taken with this idea because I really despise those little plastic produce bags at the grocery store! Lately I’ve just been putting my produce in my cart WITHOUT the bags because I can’t stand fighting with those stupid things…and I hate coming home with a bunch of plastic bags that I immediately throw away. You really can’t even save and reuse them like regular plastic grocery bags.
Sorry….sort of went off on a rant there. Back to my point….
I DO like the idea of using these for produce bags….but the more I thought about it…the more I realized these would ALSO be perfect summertime totes! The open weave would be perfect for sandy beaches or the playground at the park. Sand and dirt would slip right through! They would also be nice for toting your beach towel and sandals to and from the beach or pool.
So let me show you just how EASY they are to make!
#1 Cut a large dome shape out of the body of the t-shirt.
#2 Sew around 3 (rounded) sides (I sewed a small seam and then when back over and zig-zagged the edge.)
#3 Mark cuts with WASHABLE pen/pencil.
#4 Snip slits with scissors or with rotary cutter. (The rotary cutter was a super slick way to do this. I got my cutter and the small cutting mat for less than $20 at Walmart)
#5 Cut off top corners and an opening for the handle
#6 S T R E T C H the bag to open up the “vents” (and make it look ruffly and pretty! It will look even more ruffly after being washed and dried.)
#7 Start toting stuff!