Get your shopping done and help save the earth with this one-of-a-kind reusable shopping bag!
This bag is made from an emptied 42-lb. cat food bag (don't get grossed-out ... the litter in these bags is CLEAN! The litter gets dirty later, and the bags used for that are recycled for an entirely different reason!). It measures 10.5 inches across, 11 inches high, and 7 inches wide. The handles are cotton twill -- very soft. It is fully lined with a double layer of off-white muslin, which also comprises the cuff along the top edge of the bag.
It still has the stretchy handle on the back; that made it easier to lug 42 pounds of litter from the car and up the stairs, so it's still sticking out, but is securely attached, so it won't go anywhere ... it may even make carrying something heavy in this bag easier for you, too (just be sure to securely tie the handles together to semi-close the top of the bag).
The outside layer is completely made of plastic, so it should hold up well if it gets wet. I don't recommend putting it in the washer, but spot cleaning the lining should work; the outside you can just wipe with a damp cloth.