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

How To Make A Reusable Bulk-Food Bag: Let’s Get It Started!

4. Cut 1/2″ T-shirt strips for bag ties. If you don’t have a rotary cutting board, you’ll need to use a pen to mark the 1/2″ strips. If you do have the cutter and cutting board, you can just use the guide lines and ruler.
Cut as many 1/2″ strips as you need for the number of bags you’re making. When you’re done cutting, take one end in each hand and then PULL. This will lengthen the tie that you’ll sew into the bag in a future step.
5. Finish the top edges and sew up one side. You’ve finished the fabric decoration and your “twist tie” is ready, so it’s time to sew up the bag!
First, you’ll want to fold the top edges over about 1/4″ and use whatever stitch you’d like the finish the each edge. I typically use a zig-zag stitch to help prevent fraying since I didn’t do a double fold to cover the raw edge.
After finishing both edges, fold the bag in half putting the right sides of the fabric together and sew up the side of the bag that won’t include the “twist tie.” The finished edges should be visible and the fabric decoration should be on the ‘inside’ of the bag at this point.

6. Add “twist tie” and sew up remaining side. The only step left is to add your “twist tie” and sew up the remaining side of the bag.
Wondering which side the tie should go on? It’s a personal preference, really, and doesn’t make a difference on the ability to tie the bag. I typically place the tie on the left side of the bag.
You’ll want enough fabric to have something to tie and secure easily therefore line up one end of the tie about 3″ down from the top of the bag.
Sew up the last side of the bag.
Next: The Final Super-Important Step.

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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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