Sunday, August 15, 2021

Barbie Reusable Grocery Bag from Recycled Produce Bag

Barbie tries to cut back on waste as much as possible and loves her new reusable grocery bags! They are made from the mesh bags that sometimes come wrapped around produce. I've seen them holding oranges, lemons, cantaloupe, garlic and onions, just to mention a few things. The open holes make it a great beach bag too. Or with everything clearly visible it could be a stadium bag for sporting events. And this one is kinda Eagles green:@) This project only takes a few minutes to complete, and it surprisingly holds quite a bit of stuff. Simply make it bigger or smaller by changing the length you cut it.
Barbie says she loves shopping but prefers that it be for clothes😉

What I did:
  1. My bag has a metal clip on the bottom that holds one end closed. If yours doesn't, sew the bottom closed.
  2. I stretched it long ways (bottom to top) and cut it about 5" long.
  3. Keeping the tied/closed end outside, fold the open top over a good 1/2-1". Using cording, ribbon, elastic, yarn, etc, cut a long piece and weave it through the folded edge. 
  4. Once you go all the way around the circle and the two ends meet, hold the ends, pull the other handle out from the other side, and scrunch the top together closing the bag. 
  5. Determine how long you'd like the handles and tie a knot, trim excess off.
  6. Open bag and flip it/turn right side out, so the bottom knot/tie is on the inside.
  7. Fill bag with goodies and scrunch bag closed, pull two handles out on opposite sides so the doll can carry the bag.

    Let's recycle creatively and have a happy day😊

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1 comment:

  1. Great idea! When I was little, many shoppers had such bags. I think this packing material also would make a nice net for tennis, or a basketball ring maybe?

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