5280′s Jennie Dorris (former Boulderite alert!) asks readers about making better reusable bags — and supplies some reusable bag-making tips to get things started:
Enter Tipnut.com, which has compiled a list of 35 patterns for reusable grocery bags. My favorites are the repurposed T-shirt pattern and the simple pillowcase pattern (pictured). For sturdiness, I think the bird-feed-bag conversion is brilliant, and I’m going to try my hand at one of the knit-your-own patterns.
Meantime, Jennie also writes that she often forgets her reusable bags at home and finds herself buying new ones. Would a plastic bag fee help?