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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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