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!!!