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Easy Recycled Fruit and Veggie Bag



Talk about going green! Transform sturdy bags made from recycled materials into storage bags for fruit and vegetables in this tutorial from Jenya of MyEvaForeva. Easy to make and washable, these bags make going green simple.

Fruit and Veggie bag recycled from bird seed bag


  • Heavy-duty recycled plastic bag, such as a bird seed bag
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler



  1. Wash your bag.

    bird seed bag

  2. Cut your rectangular. I cut out two. (Mine were about 8" x 14" and 13" x 24".)

    Easy Recycled Fruit and Veggie Bag step 2

  3. Turn the very edge of the upper line out facing the right side. (Note: The inside of the bird seed bag will be the oustide of the finished bag.) Fold two sides together and sew them together (wrong sides facing inside).

    Easy Recycled Fruit and Veggie Bag step 3

  4. Fold your tube so the seam is in the middle.

    Easy Recycled Fruit and Veggie Bag step 4

  5. Then push the side middle parts to the inside (like in the photo) so they are right near the seam.

    Easy Recycled Fruit and Veggie Bag step 5

  6. Sew along that edge.

    Easy Recycled Fruit and Veggie Bag step 6

  7. Turn the bag right side out and shape it to take a form of a cylinder.

    Easy Recycled Fruit and Veggie Bag step 7


Tip: These bags are machine washable.

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Mar 3, 2013

This is great, going to try.


Feb 13, 2011

This is a very green way to go shopping!


5 Ratings

Jan 29, 2011

There are just so many things that are so right about this project ! I can't wait to go buy more bird seed now. It's good for the birds, thrifty and durable too.


Jan 23, 2011

Be sure that the bag you use is of food-grade plastic. Not all plastics are safe for food.


Oct 9, 2010

Thanks for this project - I have been looking for an alternative to the plastic bags the grocery stores insist on using for produce. I have brought in my cloth bags, but they are always too large for what I'm gathering. Weighting can be a hassle too when they remove the produce fromt he bag and put it ont he dirty scales - yuck!


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