Cut down on plastic bags with this simple cloth bag. It will help keep vegetables fresh, letting them breathe and absorbing excess moisture. I had some extra muslin from another project and it took me no time at all to sew this veggie bag! I’ve now got two ideas for homemade Christmas gifts for next year; dryer balls and veggie bags!
½ yard of 100% cotton cheesecloth, gauze or coarse muslin, at least 21 inches wide.
Ruler or measuring tape
Sewing Machine (optional)
On your material draw a rectangle 21” wide and 15 ½” long. Mark ½ “ seam allowances along the sides and bottom. Mark two ½” hems along the top. Cut out the rectangle. Press under ½” twice along the top edge, for the hem. Using a 1/8 ” seam allowance, stitch the turned inner edge. Fold the bag in half, right sides together, with the side edges lined up. Using a ½ “ seam allowance, stich down the side seams, pivot around the bottom corners and stitch the bottom closed. Press the seams open and turn right-side out.
If you cut several bags out at once you an easily make yourself several bags to keep on hand. I love the fact that these bags are reusable, just throw in the wash and use again!