I don't have a sewing machine and my sewing skills do not match my Mothers. She has made and tailored a lot of my clothes throughout my life. She even made my grade ten formal (prom) dress! But when my Mum broke down the process to make the cloth bags I realised that it was so easy that even a novice sewer like me could give it a go and learn a new skill. I have old clothes that would be perfect to upcycle for this project. Watch this space as I will upload a tutorial soon.
These plastic free clothing shopping bags have been a great replacement for the old plastic bags we have been reusing for the last year. Not only are the cloth bags much easier to clean but they will be easier to mend when they become worn. Plastic is not favourable for mending and easily becomes worn as I have found out. The old plastic bags have gone to recycling at Coles.
When my Mum put them into the post she did so without any plastic tape. Instead opting for old fashioned brown paper and string that I can reuse. Thanks Mum!