I love garlic and onions, but I hate having those papery skins spread all over the pantry and fridge, but I don't like to keep them in plastic produce bags because they really do need to breathe. My solution was to sew some bags from light and breathable Ikea dishtowels. These honestly take about 30 minutes and will help keep your cupboard and fridge drawers a little cleaner. Minimal supplies and time make this an easy afternoon task. This would be a great beginning sewing lesson for your little ones too! (You could also opt to make a drawstring bag if you preferred.)
1 dishtowel (or other natural fiber fabric)
sewing machine, thread, pins, scissors
1. fold dish towel in half and then cut your baggie pieces (2 for each bag). I didn't even measure, just eyeball it.
2. Decide which side you want to be the opening and then take your velcro and pin a side of velcro across the top of each piece of fabric on the wrong side. Sew velcro in place.
3. Option A) If you wish to do an enclosed seam like I did here, you'll place your fabric WRONG SIDES TOGETHER, pin in place and then sew around the 3 sides that don't have velcro. Then flip the bag inside out and make your seam width slightly bigger and then sew around those three sides again. Flip back around and voila, your seams are now neat and covered and back on the inside.
Option B) Place the rights sides together and pin. Sew the remaining 3 sides together, then go back and either serger the edges or zig-zag stitch over them. Turn right side out and you're done.
Such a little thing I know, but it's the little things guys.