How to Make a No-Sew Produce Bag


Jump on the zero-waste bandwagon with this clever produce bag created from an old T-shirt. Not only will you keep a worn-out garment from being thrown in a landfill but when you make one of these, you will keep hundreds of plastic produce bags from the trash heap as well. You don't even have to know how to sew to satisfy your inner earth steward and be cute at the same time.

no-sew produce bag with fruit

Things You’ll Need

  • Old T-shirt

  • Sharp scissors

materials needed for no-sew produce bag

Step 1

Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut off both sleeves as close to the seam as you can. Remove the hem and the neckline as close to the seam as possible.

cut off sleeves, hem and neckline

Step 2

Turn the T-shirt inside out and cut slits on the bottom of the shirt that are 1/2 inch apart. Cut through both layers.

turn inside out and cut slits along bottom

Step 3

Tie the strips into knots along the entire bottom edge.

tie strips into knots finished knots closeup finished knots

Step 4

Turn the shirt right side out so the knots are on the inside bottom edge.

shirt turned right side out

You are ready to load up your produce! If your bag gets dirty, just throw it in the washer and dryer for a fresh bag to use for your next shopping trip.

finished no-sew produce bag


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