It is now cool to take your own tote bags with you to the grocery store. By reducing the number of plastic or paper bags used every time we go shopping, we can do our little part in helping the environment. And carrying a fabric bag is a lot more comfortable than carrying a plastic bag. Cleo's Tip: Cut up old denim jeans to put into the handles for extra support. One pair of jeans will make enough handles for 4-5 bags.