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Recycled T-Shirt Produce Bags

Turn your old T-shirts into handy produce bags with a few simple snips of the scissors with this fun project.

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T-Shirt Bags

These eco friendly produce bags are just what you need for gathering a harvest from the garden or the farmers' market! Make them out of recycled T-shirts for the perfect gift, or to use yourself!

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To make your T-shirt produce bag you need a T-shirt. You can use any size, even baby onesies will work for small produce. Once it's filled with fruits and veggies your bag will almost double in length, so keep this in mind when choosing a size. You'll also need a pair of scissors and ruler for this project. For one version of these bags you'll need a sewing machine, but there are also 2 no-sew options so don't worry if you aren't handy with a needle and thread.

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Trimming Your Shirt

Begin by trimming your shirt into a bag shape. Lay it flat and cut off the sleeves and neck, creating an arch shape at the top. If you're going to sew your bag, cut the hem off the bottom. You can cut it in a straight line or curve the corners for a more finished look. Leave the sides sewn together.

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Sewing the Base

Turn your bag inside out. If you want to go the sewing route now's the time. Sew the bottom of the bag closed. A straight stitch will be fine but if you want to be extra secure you can sew a French seam or serge the edges. If you don't want to sew, just skip on to the next step.

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