Top Reasons You Should Create Your Own Reusable Grocery Bag

Top Reasons You Should Create Your Own Reusable Grocery Bag

Over the last few years, bringing reusable grocery bags to the store to replace paper or plastic options has become more commonplace, especially as some retailers have instituted additional fees for paper and plastic bags.

Though you can purchase reusable bags at the grocery store or online, making your own with your sewing machine and a few other simple materials can be even more cost-effective (not to mention much more fun!).

Why You Should Make a Reusable Grocery Bag with Your Sewing Machine

Not sure if a reusable grocery bag should be your next sewing machine craft? Let’s take a look at a few of the main reasons why reusable bags will make your next trip to the grocery store easier and more enjoyable.

It’s Good for the Environment

If you are environmentally conscious, replacing paper and plastic bags with reusable ones is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Every plastic bag thrown away will spend 500 years in a landfill before finally breaking down — and that’s without counting the bags that don’t make it to a landfill.

Approximately 100,000 animals are killed by plastic bags in the ocean each year. Additionally, roughly 12 million barrels of oil are needed to produce the billions of plastic bags created each year. By switching to reusable bags, you can significantly decrease your plastic use over time.

It’s an Easy and Useful DIY Sewing Machine Craft

If you’re just getting into crafting and sewing, a reusable grocery bag is a great way to start. This craft is very beginner-friendly and only requires a few simple tools.

There are a variety of easily accessible materials that can be turned into a durable, long-lasting grocery bag. In fact, many reusable grocery bags are stronger than plastic or paper and can help you to successfully carry more groceries from place to place.

You Can Customize Your Bag

When you make your own grocery bags, you can customize them as much as you want. Whether you use a unique material, scale it to fit more items than the typical grocery bag, or embroider your favorite design on the front, your reusable grocery bags can be exactly what you want them to be.

Find All the Materials You’ll Need for Your Next DIY Craft at Goldstar Tool

Ready to get started making your own reusable grocery bags? Find materials, sewing machine parts, and much more at Goldstar Tool.