TIPsy Tuesday: "Green" Produce Bag

When the weather gets warm, Jarret and I go to the local farmer's market every Saturday.  It is one of our favorite things to do.  The fresh flowers, vegetables, meat, bread, etc.  All of it is wonderful and so are the people that work there.  My only problem was finding the best bag to bring there.  I recently saw a fun bag online, but there were a lot more steps than I wanted to take to make the bag, so I made it a little easier.  This bag is easy to make and easy to keep clean (just throw it in the laundry)! - Mind the mad wrinkles in the shirt I use.. :)

What you will need:
an old T-shirt, scissor, and a sewing machine (you can sew by hand, but it will take a while)

First, cut both sleeves off of the shirt.

Next, cut the neck of the shirt off.

This is the only sewing part... To make the bottom strong, sew the "right" side of the shirt across the bottom.  Turn the shirt inside out and then sew across the bottom again.  Turn the shirt inside out once you are complete.

Fold the bottom of the bag up about 2 inches. 

Make some cuts about .75".  This will make slits on both sides of the bag.

You'll do this a couple of times moving up the shirt.  Once you are done making as many slits as you would like, stretch the bag, and Ta Da, you are complete to travel to the grocery store with a fun, simple, and recycled bag.

My model, my husband.... fun day at the Farmer's Market after we just finished our first 5k of the season earlier that morning. 


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  1. Love this! I might actually give it a go! And also, love that you run together :)

    1. I love it too! I'm gonna make more because they take up less space and are adorable! And, my husband is the best running partner, he runs by my side never leaving me behind.

  2. This is so neat...might be great for the pool, too!


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  4. Fabulous idea!! I can hardly wait to make some of my own with tshirts I don't wear anymore. Great repurpose!! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  6. Now this is a real green produce bag. Not just figuratively speaking, but literally as well! It can certainly be a good alternative for plastic bags. And I think the best part is that it is easy to make. You just need a good ‘ol shirt and some sewing skills, and you’re ready to make some! I bet lots of people would pick up the idea once they see this!

    @Pearlie Mcilvaine