T-Shirt Reusable Grocery Bagsby Jessie Jane
Last January, the City of Calabasas (where Lilyshop is headquartered) put a ban on plastic bags at the markets, drug stores, restaurants, and any other store in the city that would normally use a plastic bag for purchased goods.
Now while I appreciate that this is a step in the right direction to reduce landfill waste and pollution issues - I couldn't help but be a little annoyed the first time I went to stock up on diapers, wipes, and a dozen or so of those glass baby food jars. When I got to the checkout and they asked for my reuseable bags I thought %@$&!!!
So, I purchased one of those ugly reusable bags and then on the way home I got to thinking .... maybe I could make some cuter bags?
Introducing the Tank Top Reuseable Bag! Isn't it cute? You can really use whatever tank you have. I want to make a couple more with better patterns and maybe some fun colors .... but you get the idea.
- Heavy-weight tank top (Preferably with thicker straps; no spaghetti straps)
- Sewing machine
Turn your tank top inside out and pin the bottom along the hem. Using a sewing machine, sew the bottom of the tank closed.
Once the tank is sewn, turn it inside out and you're DONE!
(Quick Tip: If you want to make the bag more durable overlap the material and sew a double seam.)
Don't be afraid to get creative! Try tanks with logos, patterns, fun colors, etc.