On November 8th, California became the first state to ban plastic bags. I lived in Germany for three years after I left the Army and they ban plastic bags as well. If I didn’t remember to bring a bag, I’d load my cart at checkout and dump everything in my trunk until I got home. It used to annoy me that I had to pay for a bag but after awhile I got used to bringing my own.
I tried to keep using reusable bags when I moved back home to California but it was too convenient to forget my bags when I would go to the store. I’m a huge supporter of reusable bags but I always seem to forget my bags at home! I’m really happy this law passed because it will keep me accountable.
Today I decided to make a bag from an old shirt that I was going to donate to the Good Will. I plan on making several more of these. I like to separate my groceries and I’m particular about it. I already have ideas to sew in big pockets to keep stuff organized.
I hope this tutorial will inspire you to make something of your own!
<p>I’m Maria and I live in California. I’ve had many adventures in my life to include serving in the United States Army. I was stationed in Germany and lived there for 3 years after leaving the Army. Europe is amazing and I miss it often but I also love home. I have two boys, life is never dull.</p>
<p>This blog will be centered around my homesteading adventures which include cooking, sewing and gardening.</p>
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