How to make your own cotton mesh produce bags

Making your own cotton mesh produce bags is a great way to reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly. Here are the steps to make your own cotton mesh produce bags:

Materials needed:

  • Cotton mesh fabric (you can buy this at fabric stores or online)
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Pins


  1. Measure and cut the cotton mesh fabric to the desired size for your produce bag. A common size is around 12 inches by 15 inches, but you can adjust to your preference.
  2. Fold the fabric in half, with the right sides facing each other, and pin the two sides together.
  3. Sew along the pinned sides using a straight stitch, leaving the top open.
  4. Cut off any excess fabric and trim the corners.
  5. Turn the bag right side out.
  6. Fold the top of the bag down about 1 inch and pin in place.
  7. Sew around the top of the bag, leaving a small opening to thread your drawstring through.