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How To Make A Reusable Bulk-Food Bag: A Tutorial

How To Make A Reusable Bulk-Food Bag: What You’ll Need

  • Muslin: This can be purchased at your local fabric store. If you want to make multiple bags, buy at least a yard. If you just want to try it, you’ll only need 1/2 yard and still be able to make around four bags. If you want unbleached fabric, go with the natural color muslin.
  • Old cotton T-shirt: While you can go with white or gray, it’s more fun to pick a colored shirt.
  • Stencils: These can be purchased at your local craft store. It’s best to get the “peel and stick,” as they make it really easy to ink the stencil on the fabric.
  • Fabric marker: If you don’t already own these, try the Crayola brand Fabric Markers that you’ll find in the kid’s crafts section. They are less expensive (by a lot sometimes!) and work just as well.
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat: These aren’t a necessity, but they make it super easy to cut everything you need. Scissors will do just fine to cut the straight edges you need for this project.
  • Cardboard (not pictured): This can come from an old cereal box or package. You just need something stiff enough to make the stenciling easy and to keep it from bleeding through the fabric while you work.

Next: Let’s Get Started!

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  1. Diane says:

    Amazing post. It is really good if we know how to recycle things. We should follow the 4 Rs such as refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle. Thank you for the great information.

  2. Finally, a way to buy in bulk without hauling containers to the store or using disposable plastic bags! By using our fully-sealable and reusable cotton bags in place of plastic, we are immediately reducing our imprint on the earth. They make it simple to bring your bulk food home and easily transfer it to tightly-sealed storage containers.

  3. Tammy says:

    It’s important to do what we can to find ways to buy in bulk without using plastic bags. This DIY reusable bulk-food bag is a great idea! Green companies like InterBULK USA, that produce bulk bags is proud of its commitment to sustainable flow packaging. Their partnerships have kept over 15,000 bags per year out of landfills.

  4. Robert says:

    Very Helpful and Informative post.

  5. Big ben says:

    I think it’s best to take care of our planet now. After all, a little more and we will bury everything in the trash

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