DIY Reusable Grocery & Produce Bag From a Dishtowel: New Video and I’d Love Your Opinion

Are you ready to join the zero-waste movement? Have plastic grocery and produce bags been trying to take over your home? Have you been shoving these plastic bags into closets and cupboards for years now so they fall at your feet each time you open up your pantry?

Sounds like it’s time to make the switch to reusable, cloth grocery bags. Not only can these eco-friendly bags can be made from fabric you already have, but check out your local thrift shop for dishtowels, or even curtain panels to make them double earth-friendly.

This reusable bag was made from a thrifted dishtowel which I fell in love with the moment I saw it and all of it’s orange goodness. ๐Ÿ™‚

For the complete step-by-step directions, click here.

In addition to sewing, one of my favorite things about blogging is the photography and creating images for you. I’m just curious, if you were to pin an image from this post, which image would you most likely pin on Pinterest? Thanks for your input, I can always count on you guys for your good ideas to help me improve!

Happy Sewing!


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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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19 Responses to DIY Reusable Grocery & Produce Bag From a Dishtowel: New Video and I’d Love Your Opinion

  1. Susan Luke says:

    It’s hard to pick a favorite since all of your photos are always perfect! If I had to pick, I would say one that shows more of the project and less words since Pinterest pins are usually pretty small. Once someone clicks on the photo and is taken to your site, they can get all of the details necessary. So my pick is the one that simply says, “The Renegade Seamstress Reusable Grocery Bags.” Just my opinion! Love the dish towel!

    • Your opinion means so much to me, Susan! Thank you for taking the time to write. Hope you are doing well. I’m just about retired and will have lots more time to travel, so maybe, if we head out to the coast, we can get together and meet in person. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Gail Young says:

    Hi Beth, I particularly like the last photo ( all of them are so pretty and colorful) with the lemons and limes. The tea towel you chose is gorgeous! Thanks for another great project to sew!!!

    • Thank you so much, Gail! I was so excited when I found the dish towel at the thrift store. I think I paid .25 for it. The bright colors make me happy, especially the orange. It also has German writing on it that says, East, south, north or west, home is the best.

  3. Maggie Soeder says:

    Aerial view straight into the bag!

    By the way, LOVE this idea. Working toward zero-waste is a big thing for me.



  4. ladonnajune says:

    I have a large number of bath towels from cleaning out a deceased relative house. I thought they would make great beach totes. They are all in great shape, just old, never been used. Or even a beach cover up.

  5. Nancy Eitnier says:

    My favorite photo is the last one with the full view of the produce bag and I saved it on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing that tutorial. Iโ€™m really into recycling and have been since the 70โ€™s. (Now you know Iโ€™m pretty old!).

  6. undiversell says:

    Hi, I would take the first or the last picture showing the finished bag. I think it is always good to see the result at the first view. I like the vintage towel and it is German printing on it. Kind regards Undine

  7. Michelle Markling says:

    I would pin the first photo.

  8. Janine Sews says:

    I’m writing an article on scrap busting for my ASG newsletters (ASG Atlanta). You have such great ideas and your blog posts are so clearly written and photographed. Do you mind if I include links and highlights from some of your projects? I will, of course, fully attribute you.

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