I’m a bag lady. I love bags. I have a bunch of bags I take when I go shopping. I place them on the conveyor belt first so the checker knows I don’t want plastic. When I have a few extra things to take on visits to my parents’ house, I put them in my bags. When we go on a picnic I fill my bags with non-perishable items, reusable plastic plates and silverware, and cloth napkins. For my birthday, my mother-in-law “wrapped” one of my presents in a cloth bag. I was as excited about the bag as I was by what was in it!
I recently discovered reusable produce bags. I hate bringing my produce home in plastic bags (I do recycle them) but I need some way to corral a dozen apples or a few pounds of sweet potatoes. I could have ordered some online but, being a little crafty, I thought I could make some myself. So the other night I bought some tulle and gave it a try (I had some extra ribbon at home). I made them a little larger than necessary and I didn’t get the drawstring right until my second attempt. Otherwise I’m fairly happy with them. I haven’t been shopping since, but tonight I’ll be at the grocery store and try them out. I'll let you know how they work.
Edited to add: Tutorial now posted!