Thursday, April 5, 2018

Produce Bags with Clips

Produce bags was one of the other sewing projects on my to do list.  I did a bit of research on the internet and one of the important things I learned is that what ever bag and closure I use will add weight to my produce and cost me more.  I am very tired to have a stack of thin plastic bags in my house.  I generally collect 10-15 of those during my regular grocery shopping.

I wanted something that the store clerk can easily open if they want to check the code on produce.  These clips are heavy I think so I am hoping to find silicone ties.  I guess I could use store twist ties if I wanted.  I will look for reusable silicone bag ties.

I chose sheer drapery fabric in hopes that they are see through enough for codes to be discerned. I cut several sizes with sides seams and the fold at the bottom which makes it stronger. I made french seams on the sides and a simple hem at the top. 

Looking forward to seeing how these work.  I will post and update once they have been put through their paces.


  1. Such a great idea. I've ordered (or my daughter has) a bunch of silk organdy for making the very same thing. Silk organdy is a tough fabric and see through, so I hope it will work.

  2. What a great idea ... we have many plastic produce bags at our house, and we try and re-use them as much as we can ...but it would be even better not to have them at all!


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