Fancy making a really simple plastic bag holder?

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Even though people are moving towards using green bags here there are still many businesses that use plastic bags. We have our groceries delivered and there’s no option to not have plastic bags there so I reuse them at home.VioletLeBeauxP1070399_18511

Plastic bag!

Our groceries are delivered so I don’t get to pick how they are packaged. We have A LOT of these bags waiting to be recycled.

These bag holders have been around for ages but this one is slightly different because it’s made from an old shirt.

You need:

  • Old tshirt
  • Lace
  • Ribbon
  • Needle and thread/sewing machine

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So first cut out two rectangles from the shirt. If your shirt isn’t fitted like mine was you can really just cut off the sleeves and neckline and do less sewing.

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Cut some eyelet lace which is threaded with ribbon. You need two pieces and they should be twice as wide as the rectangle.

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Stitch the eyelet lace in place and then turn it inside out and stitch up the sides.

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You should have a big tube.

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Pull the ribbon in the eyelet lace tight and you’ve got something like this:

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Stitch the ends of the ribbon together if you like.

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Fill it with plastic bags through the top then when you need one just grab it from the bottom.

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Pretty way to brighten up the place!

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Now I just need to clean the rest of the kitchen -_-‘