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    How do you tie cloth bags?

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    The 2.5kg bags are the ideal size, but the metal bag ties are a pain.

    Simple question - what do you use to tie the bags once into production? The metal ones dont seem to retie all that well.

    I could use cable ties but might risk nicking the bag when cutting them off at re-opening

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    Quote Originally Posted by 444F4D424F5C454F5B5D2E0 link=1232567869/0#0 date=1232567869
    The 2.5kg bags are the ideal size, but the metal bag ties are a pain.

    Simple question - what do you use to tie the bags once into production? The metal ones dont seem to retie all that well.

    I could use cable ties but might risk nicking the bag when cutting them off at re-opening
    Hi Jac,

    Your local hardware store will be able to sell you some removable cable ties....

    2mcm

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    I just tie a knot in it :)

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    Hi Jac,
    You could try:
    A big clothes peg.
    A bulldog clip from the office.
    One of those paper covered wire ties that come with packs of garbage bin liner bags.
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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    I reuse them. If you straighten it out as you pull it off it is easy to wind it back on again.

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    Quote Originally Posted by 34313D39313E61500 link=1232567869/4#4 date=1232578213
    I reuse them. *If you straighten it out as you pull it off it is easy to wind it back on again.

    Yep thats what I do as well

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5F7B727271714B5F7B67797B140 link=1232567869/5#5 date=1232580694
    Quote Originally Posted by 34313D39313E61500 link=1232567869/4#4 date=1232578213
    I reuse them. *If you straighten it out as you pull it off it is easy to wind it back on again.

    Yep thats what I do as well

    KK
    Ditto.
    Just takes a little practise at first.

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    Thanks all

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    You could use the plastic coated wire that comes with kids toys, itsvery flexible & easily reuseable. I have some I can send to you if you have no luck elsewhere.

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    I havent given it a try yet, a) hadnt thought of it until I read this thread and b) Im still working on my starter pack, so havent opened my first 2.5kg bag of greens. But I think sacrificing a CS bag and cutting it into strips (trial and error here but maybe about 4cm wide) and doing a "knot and bow" to make re-opening easy. If the loop isnt long enough it can be cut to make a single layer of cloth. *There would be 10 ties made from one bag, cheap(free) reusable and environmentally friendly when totally US (unserviceable) :)

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    I reuse mine, a little while ago Andy had different bags with cotton ties sewed into them, these were great but probably cost a bit more.

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    I re-use the wire ties too..... As above, just take a bit of care removing them so that they end up more or less straight and then re-tie afterwards. What makes an easy tie when the wire ties are no longer flexible enough, is to grab some cheap cotton shoe-laces (gym boot type, sneakers, etc). They last an awful long time and as Coffee Mum suggested, they can be recycled when their use-by date has passed.

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1835313D305C0 link=1232567869/11#11 date=1232614932
    What makes an easy tie when the wire ties are no longer flexible enough, is to grab some cheap cotton shoe-laces (gym boot type, sneakers, etc).

    Mal.
    Now I hadnt thought of that ... and I do have some coffee brown ones ...

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    Use a millers knot, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag_knot
    works, is cheap, been around for a long time, John

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

    That knot is normally used by truck drivers for tie down tarps
    Easy to tie up tight but importantly easy to undo, it just takes a wriggle

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    Re: How do you tie cloth bags?

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    I had a laugh...

    Reminds of my Sea Scout days....

    This is the knot I use..... http://www.marinews.com/Packers-Knot-777.php Easy to tie and then loosen off afterwards. Can also be left with the Figure-8 knot loosely tied ready for quick re-use... :)

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