I suppose I could have shared this project in my last post about bags and purses, but I completely forgot about them. I’ve made produce bags in the past but recently stumbled upon another style that I thought would be the perfect birthday gift for my mom. It’s a great way to use up fabric scraps too.
My parents traveled to Europe recently and left on my mom’s birthday, so I gave these to her ahead of time, packaged with some treats. My mom said they would be handy for packing her things, too.
When she actually used them for fruits and veggies, part of the mesh in one of the bags ripped, but she said she had put something prickly in there. So… if you decide to make them yourself, I’d say look for a sturdy mesh and/or be careful what you put inside. Some things – like melons or other large produce – I don’t bother putting in bags. With my own bags, I often keep the produce in them once I get home, so I should really make more so I have extra.
To make these, I used The Hobby Room Diaries’ tutorial, though instead of making a buttonhole for the ribbon casing I used some small metal grommets I already had on hand.
Seeing the netting is making me think of another project I have pinned – a shell-collecting bag that would be great for Summer.