Dish Towel Grocery Bags

Another of my weekend projects. You see, Pasadena doesn't offer plastic bags at the store anymore. So I buy the reusable ones but they either fall apart or they get stinky and I throw them in the wash and they fall apart. So I got this idea (from Pinterest, of course)

Here's my version. I used those cheap ikea dish towels and cotton twill tape:

This morning, the guy at Trader Joes looked at me funny when I handed him my bags. Then, he told me they were awesome. So, trader joes approved, machine washable... I'm waiting to see if I made the handles strong enough.