Hello and welcome to our Organic Cotton Produce Bag toturial! This is an easy gift idea for the conscious shopper, or anybody! We will be making a large drawstring bag to hold produce. Keep in mind, this simple drawstring bad idea could be made to hold anything; toys, clothes, foraged goods, etc. Though the popular style of produce bag seems to be mesh fabric, I think organic cotton is a good choice when you are holding food items.
Lets get started. You will need the following materials for this bag:
- 1/2 yard of prewashed Organic Cotton (This makes a large bag, you can use less fabric for a smaller bag)
- Safety Pin
First, we will lay out our fabric, and cut a 2″ x 44″ strip off of one side. This will be our drawstring cord.
Once your strip is cut, we will sew it up! First, we will fold our strip like we are making a bias tape, like so:
Okay, great! If you are having any trouble, get your iron out, and iron these folds down.Once your strip is all folded, lets sew it down. For the end pieces, you can either hem the ends, or simply finish it by knotting the ends.
Next, we will sew the bag. Sew up the bottom and 2 sides, but on one of the two sides, leave about 3″ at the top untouched. With this last 3″, we will hem the edges. This will be the opening from where our drawstring cord will come out. I sewed my bag with french seams, so that when I wash my bag, there will be no fraying.
Great Job! Now, we will pin the safety pin on the end of the drawstring. Run this through the drawstring casing that you just sewed.
Great! We are finished!! You now have made a Organic Cotton Produce Bag! Enjoy~