Tutorial: sewing loose bags to replace plastic bags

Tutorial: sewing loose bags to replace plastic bags

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No more plastic bags that you can never open! Here is the loose fabric bag, for shopping without waste. Reusable and machine washable, it is suitable for transporting our fruits and vegetables but also for buying dry food (rice, lentils, etc.). The ideal solution for shopping without polluting the planet!

The material

- cotton fabric - twine - a sewing machine - thread - pins - fabric felts

Time: 2 hours Budget: 10 euros


1. Draw a rectangle of 80 x 30 cm in your cotton. Then cut it leaving about 1 cm of margin for the seams.

2. On one side of 30 cm, fold a strip of about 1 cm. Then fold the two points inward and mark the folds.

3. Fold a strip of about 1 cm again to form the hem. Mark the folds well.

4. Stitch along the hem

5. Repeat on the opposite edge.

6. Fold your fabric in half, lining up the two edges edge to edge. Sew the two sides in a straight stitch, stopping at the hem.

7. Open one of the corners of your bag. Draw a mark 10 cm long, 5 cm from the tip. Pin and sew.

8. Repeat step 7 for the other corner. Your bag is taking shape!

9. Cut off the excess fabric at the formed corners and seams.

10. Turn the bag over and pin the corner. Then draw a line 0.5 cm from the edge and sew in straight stitch. Repeat on the other angle.

11. Hold the seams on the sides of the bag with pins. Then sew 0.5 cm from the edge.

12. Now that the seams are reinforced and well finished, turn the bag over.

13. Pass the string through the hems. Create two loops: when you pull the strings, the bag will close.


And There you go ! A simple bulk bag, but with two finishes that change everything: * a flat bottom, so that the bag stands upright * consolidated and well finished seams, so that no grain of rice gets stuck! Depending on your needs, you can vary the size of the bag to sew your entire range. And for a personal touch, you decorate your bag with fabric felts. To your machines! Did you like this tutorial? Send us photos of your super bulk bags via our Facebook page, and find more ideas on our Pinterest!