Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Taking another step

I've taken another step toward reducing garbage; reusable produce bags.

I had seen them for sale online, but really couldn't justify paying $3 or more per bag, when I know how to sew... especially how to sew a plain old rectangle!

I found nylon mesh at the fabric store, and determined that the most sturdy wash/dryable nylon mesh was that used for bridal petticoats. I yanked and tugged on it pretty hard, and it will definitely stand up to a load of apples, or whatever. I have yet to see how well various produce survives in the crisper in these bags. I guess we'll see what happens.

If they work well, I'll report back and perhaps make more.

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