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DIY a Reusable Bag

By Karina | September 3, 2007

Jenn gave a lovely run-down of some of the reusable bags available for purchase out there last week – so let’s piggy back on her reusable bags momentum: here’s a bunch of bags that you can make at home easily – and even better, from repurposed materials! You can reduce AND reuse, in one graceful solution! And when you use your own reusable bags, you know, sometimes people think you’re from California…

If you find yourself loving your DIY bag, and more importantly, loving the MAKING of your DIY bag, check out Morsbags. With a tagline of “Sociable. Guerrilla. Bagging.” how can you go wrong? As they say:

the idea is to get together with people in your local community, drink wine and make reusable cloth bags (from old duvet covers, curtains from charity shops etc) and hand them out to the unsuspecting public for free on specified dates outside different supermarkets.

Morsbags has instructions for making bags from old bedsheets, and will link you to a “pod” of likeminded people in your area with whom you can DIY and distribute. As of my count there are about 30 pods in the US and many more in the UK. [link via whipup.net - and people have posted more patterns in the comments!]

Have you made your own DIY bag? what’s your favorite pattern? share photos with us!

Incredibly cool image of octopus bag from Betz White’s blog.

Topics: Crafts/DIY, Home, Waste | 7 Comments »

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Comment by Eliza
Comment by Karina
2007-09-04 09:16:21

that’s a great bag, Eliza! will you let us know when you’re finished so we can link to photos or something?

Comment by Eliza
2007-09-04 21:58:51

Sure, I will put some up on flickr and let you know.

2007-09-04 15:32:40

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2007-09-09 06:04:29

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2008-06-06 17:59:10

I have my mom making reusable bags to sell on my site http://www.thepearproject.com but I also have some hand painted bags on the site as well as a few of the more traditional sort. You might as well shop in style…

Comment by Jenn
2008-06-08 16:42:12

Hey Brooke! Love your shop, and love those bags. Also, give your mom a high-five from the TC crew!


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