DIY Produce Bag


Mesh produce  grocery bags are definitely a popular zero waste item, and I can see why! These are a great single plastic use alternative and are perfect for buying fruits and veggies. What's even better is that you can make these yourself, and you only need  TWO THINGS to make it:

1. Natural macrame cord
2. Scissors 

Disclaimer: I got this step by step method from it is NOT my own design. But I am so grateful that this is available for us to learn. 

STEP 1: Cut 18 strands of cord 96 inches long each.You’ll also cut one main rope that all the others will be knotted to that’s about 80 inches long. Fold the rope in half and knot it around the main line. Pull it tight and continue down the line. You want them to be pretty close together, less than an inch so the bag’s holes won’t be too big. Continue down the main line for about 20 inches.

STEP 2: After you’ve gone all the way down the line,  you’ll start gathering one piece from each knot to connect them into a second layer of knots, leaving the first string unattached.

STEP 3: Continue with another row, with the same knotting you did before. You’ll make the knots all the way down the length of the bag. Make about 8 rows of them.

STEP 4: Fold it in half and grab the extra strand you left out in step 2.

STEP 5: Now you’ll be weaving the unattached string through the two sides making knots between each loop to connect them together.

STEP 6: Take an extra piece of cord and tie a tight knot around the bottom in the front and back, trimming the bottom of the fringe as well. 

STEP 7: Take the extra cord from the main line and attach it with a knot to the bottom to make a shoulder strap or backpack.

VIOLA! You’re done :)

Happy bag making! 


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