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How to Make Grocery Bags Out Of Pillowcases

We all have that one plastic bag, full of plastic bags inside our kitchen cabinets; somehow it acts like a rite of passage in every household, a mantle passed on through generations. Or how about those fancy plastic bags from H&M and the likes, that we love hoarding and stacking up in our bedroom cabinets? We all know plastic bags have also been known to save a few weaves and hairstyles with the sudden downpours that start from nowhere. Still, polythene bags are a nuisance and hazardous to our environment.

One evening while impulse buying along the streets of Nairobi, thanks to the hawkers at night in town; I couldn’t believe how many polythene bags I ended up with when I got back home! That’s when I decided to up cycle old pillowcases and turn them into grocery bags, which I can always walk around with inside my bag to avoid collecting more plastic bags for my one plastic bag underneath my kitchen shelf. Not only is this a quick project to do, but it’s also an environmental friendly initiative, which I decided to start by collecting old pillowcases from friends and turning them into simple grocery bags!

What you will need for this tutorial:

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A pillowcase (big wow!)

Scissors and chalks

Hairband

Draw two L shaped lines with your chalk or marker on your pillowcase; they don’t necessarily have to be even.

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Cut out the two L shaped you drew on the pillow case and turn it inside out and sew on the top part. Then hem the edges for a neater finished look.

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With your bag turned inside out, cut a snip on the bottom, and insert the hairband and sew it down to reinforce it.

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The reason for the hairband is the fact that it makes it easy for you to fold, roll and neatly place inside your bag.

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It’s a quick, eco-friendly project to do, and an amazing way to up cycle your old pillow cases while at it!

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Marion is a creative writer, fashion and interior designer, photographer, poet, natural hair stylist and traveler. This is a lifestyle blog, exploring, the good, the better and the best things that everyday life has to offer in this Coastal side of life, hoping to create a nicer world through beautiful designs and fresh ideas!

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