First step - say 'no' to plastic bags at the store. Bring your own.
We've been using our own bags at the grocery store for quite awhile now. So much so that I recently noticed the bottoms getting thin and holes starting to form. Now, I really didn't want to tempt fate and have my groceries crashing to the ground at the store b/c of my beat up bags, so I felt it was time for new ones. Project!
I've been holding on to this grocery bag tutorial from Sew4Home.com for awhile and now I found a reason to make it!
(And since each bag took me about 1 1/2 hours (and a ton of thread - I double or triple stitched the seams with heavy-duty thread to make sure it stays together under heavy weight) I'm counting each bag as its own project)
Much larger than my previous bags, we're able to hold so much more!
For more information on 'Bag It' and how you can see it, visit BagItMovie.com.