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Go Plastic-Free with 3 DIY Reusable Bags

3 DIY Reusable Cloth Bags That Never Go Out of Style

Keep a well-stocked stash of these stylish, reusable cloth shopping bags, and you should have no excuse not to go plastic-bag-free:

1. I love this Knitted Shopping Bag because you can use leftover yarn to knit this up (plus, I love knitting).

2. This sewn Linen Shopping Bag is so stylish. What is so great about linen (besides being eco-chic) is linen is antibacterial and antimycotic, which suppresses the growth of fungi making it perfect for carrying food.

3. Recycled Sweater Tote Bags (main image) are soft and simple to make. Repurpose sweaters that are either old, torn or no longer fit. The sweaters are felted to make these cute bags.

Here are 6 Ways To Make Reusable Bags Even Greener.

Photo: Canadian Living

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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5:32AM PDT on May 2, 2013

Probably even I could make one of these...

3:32AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

thanks for sharing

5:02AM PDT on Aug 7, 2011

******** Yes...!!!...go plastic free ...!!!...thanks for the article

10:33AM PDT on May 10, 2011

I love those bags! I will have to make some :)

4:25PM PDT on May 2, 2011

I LOVE cloth bags ! great article =)

9:19AM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

I love using my cloth bags...

5:15AM PDT on Apr 4, 2011

As someone has invented a way of turning plastic into oil, should we collect it and recycle it?

8:03AM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

Great ideas. Thx.

7:26AM PDT on Mar 22, 2011

i will try this

11:26AM PDT on Mar 19, 2011

I am making a few to give away at the office. Years ago my mother used to do this before there was a lot of plastic back in the 50's only she recycled clothing.

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