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Comments on 'give away one sustainable alternative grocery bag (cloth, canvas, or crochet) to a stranger'


Comment by Debbie Cowherd
Kate -- No, I had never heard of it until just now. I have been seeing a few more bags near the checkouts at the grocery stores she lists on her site. Good for her! I gave all of mine out at our downtown farmer's market this summer. I should start making more for next year!

Comment by Kate
Debbie -- are you the woman who is doing Cart by Cart in Iowa City, Iowa?

Comment by morsbags
brilliant! this is exactly what we are doing.. check out

Comment by Carolyn in CO
Gave away the pants bag (along with a print out on why paper or plastic is not a good choice)on Monday. I had set it/them on a free newspaper rack, but ran back to grab it and give it to the woman in line in front of me. I am astonished by how grateful the recipients of bags have been!

Comment by Jock Scott
we always ued a sring bag, or from Olduvaii gorge, the gatherers pouch. Lucy 5 to 4 million years ago. bill us 2 million years ago his mrs. rex t us cured skins for dried fruits berries an nuts, flint fire lighter, proto sporran 500 thousand years scotland (see time team) Women in charge then. Me Mum did it too. Store with Folded Bag. Lets do it!

Comment by Carolyn in CO
Well, DH just presented me with a worn out pair of pants; guess they are going to become the latest bag to give away! Wonder if I'll get a third set of ten pledges before June 3...

Comment by Sarah
Wow. This is a great idea, and I'm going to give a few bags away, but they won't be nearly as pretty as yours!

Comment by Debbie C in Iowa
Thanks, Carolyn. The body of the bag is made from one piece of fabric, folded in half with the fold as the bottom and a seam up each side. Then I sew a seam across the corners of the bottom to make a gusset, which gives the bags a boxy shape at the bottom. Like in the bag described here: In fact, this is basically how I made my bags. They're very easy to make.

Comment by Carolyn in CO
Debbie, they're beautiful! How did you do the bottoms on your? Is it a separate piece?

Comment by Debbie C in Iowa
Carolyn, I made some bags and will give away one right away to fulfill the pledge, but I'm planning on making a bunch more to take to my CSA pickup this spring for them to distribute veggies in. I probably won't be able to make enough for everyone, but I should be able to crank out quite a few between now and then. There's a picture of my bags here: