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Posted on:9/4/08 4:33 PM
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Deepika said... (10/10/08 8:41 AM) Reply
Hilary, these bags are great. Only thing is I need more! and I am thinking of making tiny ones too for herbs/garlic few onions etc. They passed beautifully at the grocery store too. The clerk was able to look at the produce inside the bag and ring it.
Hilary said... (10/9/08 11:19 AM) Reply
This is such a great idea, I need to make a bunch of these! LOL about your DH's reaction (sounds like my DH, he thinks I'm nuts :o) )
Deepika said... (9/15/08 8:56 AM) Reply
Well I ended up going to the farmer's market too yesterday but there nobody noticed them. But my husband did say, "what's that fancy bag the cherry tomatoes are in". So I told him that I made it to discontinue the use of plastic produce bags. I dont know if he was impressed but he did look at me in disbelief ;-)
nadinec said... (9/14/08 1:27 PM) Reply
Deepika - I'm headed to our local Farmer's Market right now, with some more I made just this morning. So did yours get rave reviews yesterday? :-)
Deepika said... (9/13/08 10:37 AM) Reply
Wow that is so cool Nadine. I still haven't inaugurated my bags. Going to a nearby farmers market right now so they'll be quite useful. I gotta make more of these. And I think they'll make great gifts for eco-minded people.
nadinec said... (9/12/08 10:06 AM) Reply
I whipped some up out of organza (which was wider than the chiffon Joann's had). I used them for the first time last night at Safeway. Alas, no female checkers were at any of the checkouts, so I thought I wouldn't get any comments. But the young, male bagger I wound up with made a BIG fuss over them! He thought they were just the best thing ever! Thanks, Deepika - now I have the prettiest produce bags around - pale pink, blue, lavendar, green, and yellow :-)
BettyMike said... (9/5/08 1:15 PM) Reply
thanks Deepika. I've thought for a couple of years that I should make something like this, just wasn't sure what fabric to use. I'll be on the lookout for sheer fabric!
donna mel said... (9/5/08 7:36 AM) Reply
GREAT!! you WILL be getting the eye roll at the checkout! be the trend setter and next thing you know these bags will be for sale at the checkout counter! i'm making some myself.
sarahb said... (9/5/08 7:35 AM) Reply
ooh, my very green sister would love a bunch of these for xmas, let us know the reaction at the grocery store!!
diane s said... (9/5/08 3:01 AM) Reply
Great to see your bags, I'm in the middle of making some out of nylon net.
Christina Sonja said... (9/5/08 2:02 AM) Reply
I have sooo many reusable grocery bags but no reusable produce bags. This is a great idea, I'm making some too, asap!
Lynnelle said... (9/4/08 8:35 PM) Reply
Good idea. I have been trying to reuse my plastic produce bags to cut down on consumption and waste. The problem is I forget to bring the darn things with me. I'll need to make a lot of these and keep them in the trunk with my Trader Joe bags.
Karen6790 said... (9/4/08 8:28 PM) Reply
What a cool idea - I hadn't thought about making produce bags. Must go through the stash now . ..
Catbird said... (9/4/08 8:10 PM) Reply
This is a revelation to me. I always use cloth grocery bags but have never thought of making produce bags that can be used over and over. I love it!
Terri A said... (9/4/08 7:59 PM) Reply
Wow cool!
zinnia said... (9/4/08 7:23 PM) Reply
Do you think a bridal Illusion would work for this bag?
Deepika said... (9/4/08 6:09 PM) Reply
kim, my fabric was $4 but I will be on the hunt for some $1 fabric too. Make sure that its the lightest fabric you can find. You dont want to add weight to the scale.
Rebecca D said... (9/4/08 5:48 PM) Reply
Brilliant! Thanks for sharing these, I see my xmas list shaping up.
kim*brown said... (9/4/08 5:39 PM) Reply
Great idea! I love this. I will definitely be doing this and my Walmart has $1.00 yd sheer fabric at this moment, so this will be a steal to make! Thanks so much for your review!
zinnia said... (9/4/08 5:25 PM) Reply
Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea!
LorrieAnn said... (9/4/08 5:18 PM) Reply
Great idea! You are going to have a lot of people copying these!
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