We have accumulated numerous mesh, canvas, camping chairs over the years. These chairs are on sale every summer and we inevitably buy more as they break from season to season. The frames are flimsy and accident prone. Nevertheless, our household boasts quite the collection.
like this one from Target.
Jimmyredhed and I held a yard sale the last weekend in June. Like clockwork, one of us splayed out in the grass as a result of a collapsed chair. We tossed the metal frame in the alley (a joy of Chicago culture) and it was gone before we reentered the gate. The canvas and mesh cover is very durable, however. I absolutely could not justify throwing it out. It resided in our front hallway until tonight when I decided to whip up a produce bag.
This is not exactly a tutorial as I did not take any before pictures. Oops.
The mesh is a breathable yet sturdy material. I have been wanting a mesh tote to take to our local fruit market for produce. I don't like tossing my fruits and veggies in the cart as they get smashed by boxes and jars.
I laid out this one-piece material with the right sides together. After determining how wide I wanted the tote (based on the natural seems), I sewed double seams on each side. I trimmed the extra and stitched on an extra long strap I had previously sewn. I wanted it to be long enough for Jimmy as well.
It's rough and raw, but will work splendidly for our purposes.