Knowing that sooner or later, the stores around here are going to charge for plastic bags & eventually eliminate them, I decided to make my own. I really hate the way the ugly green bags look and the stores are always trying to up-sell them. I had a bunch of jean scraps, so, I sewed them together-kind of like a crazy quilt & zig-zagged the seams flat. That added to the appearance. Then,using one of those ugly green bags that someone gave me, I measured the pieces and used the measurements to cut pieces from the denim & scrap fabric for a lining. It takes about an hour to make and you can add your own embellishments. The home made bags are much sturdier & won't fall apart easily....not to mention, they are prettier I would suggest that if you are going to use your home made bags for groceries, bring a small garbage bag with you to wrap the meats up to cut down on germs.