I knew there was a solution: make something small with a drawstring to bring with me!
The challenge: make it lightweight enough so that I can use it at a grocery store without worrying when buying per-pound items...
The end product:
I've put together a little tutorial for them here - it was as easy as cut a rectangle, sew 3 seams, thread a drawstring. Done and DONE!
Here's a photo sans fruit:
I will admit, that the tulle was a little bit of a pain to sew (for those of you who have never had the pleasure, it stretches weird and bunches under your stitches if you aren't careful. But who am I kidding? This is a practical project and a crooked seam here or there isn't going to kill me... I still stand by that they were easy and totally worth it.
Now, for the real test - how do they compare to your everyday plastic produce bags?
I was thrilled - oh, happy accident...
No more wasteful plastic bags, no more fighting to untie that stupid little plastic knot when I get home (resulting in a frustrated ripping of the entire bag, usually spraying my produce across the floor), and no more pangs of guilt!!!
P.S. Thanks to Kitty for letting us share our ideas!!