Mesh Bag DIY

Mesh Bag DIY

Reduce your consumption of single use plastic with this Mesh Bag DIY! Simple to make and easy to wash; perfect for your next trip to the supermarket!

Step 1 – Cut a 40cm x 60cm rectangle of mesh. Increase or decrease the size based on the desired size of the bag.

Step 2 – Fold both side edges in 1cm and pin. Fold the top edge down 2cm and stitch 1.5cm from the fold to make a casing for the cord. Clip side edges just below the casing.

Step 3 – Fold the rectangle in half wrong sides together and stitch .5cm along side and bottom.

Step 4 – Turn right side in and hand press the seam. Stitch .5cm along side and bottom to make a french seam.

Step 5 – Turn right side out. Cut 55-60cm of cord. Attach a safety pin to one end and pull through the casing.

Step 6 – Add a cord stop and secure the ends with a knot.

Tip: Heat the ends of the cord with a lighter to stop fraying. * don’t try this with cotton cord!!!

Download instructions here

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4 Discussion to this post

  1. Lorna Cairns says:

    Let’s make these bags out of natural fibre mesh! No sense using mesh that is made from oil based meshes.

  2. Bonnie says:

    Great idea but wouldn’t put it on the scale with fruit in because it surelweighs more than the plastic, so we’d be charged more than we should he.

    • Fabricland says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Bonnie. You can choose to use a different type of textile for the project, but this mesh is very lightweight. Any of the reusable bags on the market may add a very minimal amount of weight to the total, but there are ways around that…such as weighing without the bag. Happy Sewing!

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