Friday, January 8, 2010
Using tule, netting or any sheer fabric cut as many 15"x 34" rectangles for each bag desired. It is just important that you are able to see what is in the bag, that it is machine washable, and that it is light, as they will be weighed at the register. Each bag will be approximately 14"X15" when finished. the weight will be about .2 ounces more than a plastic bag from the store.
Fold the netting over one inch at each 15" (shorter) edge and stitch, leaving a tunnel big enough to run your twine, ribbon or seam binding through.
Now fold in half,matching the sewn 15" seams, and stitch sides 1/2" from the edge being sure to start the seams below the "ribbon tunnel".
Run the seam binding or twine of choice through the tunnel with a safety pin and then tie at the end with a knot. When using the bag, draw it tight and use a slip-knot to keep it taught.
Posted by Nancy at 2:55 PM