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Topic: tote, purse, and wristlet made from jasmine rice sack  (Read 3406 times)
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« on: January 25, 2008 10:14:08 PM »



I saw some reusable grocery bags online that were made from bags used to carry rice and other goods in Korea. I had this Dragonfly Jasmine Rice sack for a while, and decided it was time to make something out of it. It was a 25 lb. rice sack made of what seems like woven plastic. It is very crunchy but sturdy. The top of the bag had the dragonfly logo I made the tote from. There was a picture of twin Thai women on the bottom third that I used to make a purse, and still enough left over after making those to also make a wristlet. The tote bag has a cotton strap and clothesline ties, the other two have braided twine straps. Here's a closer view:














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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008 11:15:16 PM »

I love the one with the faces on it Smiley great way to reuse the sacks Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008 02:21:30 AM »

That's such a good idea.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008 02:32:45 AM »

I've been wanting to make a purse out of those, where do you get the bags from?
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008 05:14:18 AM »

I feel the need to go buy huge sack of rice now-unfortunately with only the two of us, it takes an awfully long time to finish one. The bags are incredibly cute, and will be very strong as well. Lovely job!
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008 05:31:13 AM »

This is awesome! Smiley  I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2008 07:00:48 AM »

they're wonderful! now i need to eat more  rice!
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2008 09:54:12 AM »

I've been wanting to make a purse out of those, where do you get the bags from?
I bought the rice from the Asian foods store. I think it was about $10, which isn't bad for 25 lbs. or rice. When you buy it in smaller volume it's usually at least $1 per lb. or so. Anyways, this came in such a beautiful sack that I couldn't throw it out when all the rice was gone. I had it hanging up in my craft room for over a year, then finally last night I got inspired to make it into something.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008 09:56:53 AM »

I feel the need to go buy huge sack of rice now-unfortunately with only the two of us, it takes an awfully long time to finish one. The bags are incredibly cute, and will be very strong as well. Lovely job!
You might be able to donate the rice to a food pantry on the condition that you can keep the sack. You can also use the rice to make things like eye pillows, bean bags, small stuffed animals, etc. Rice makes a pretty good weighted filler for such projects.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2008 10:29:26 AM »

those rock!
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