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Digit4lPyro
« on: December 29, 2009 06:02:04 PM »

Hi everyone~!  

I read an article online about making fabric strips from plastic grocery bags (can't remember if it was on here or elsewhere though).  Anyways, thought I would try it out.







Kinda neat.  The only downside is it is a bit weak when it comes to carrying heavier items but at least it works out for lighter shopping sprees.   Grin
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Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?


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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009 06:46:40 PM »

Woo Hoo! I love you! I've just started making plarn over the past week, and was wondering if I was barking up a useless tree, and you've just reinspired me!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009 06:58:50 PM »

i love it! my grandma was doing this 15 years ago and people thought she was crazy.  try cutting the plastic into wider strips and using a bigger hook to make it stronger.  also, certain stores have stronger bags.  target bags are much stronger than kroger or walmart bags.  and a wider shoulder strap won't stretch as much.  or make two straps to distribute the load.  hope that helps for the next one!
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009 07:00:36 PM »

I've also seen a blog online about using all sorts of platic bags. for instance, I don't know if you use the pound of love yarn, but i do, and they come in super sturdy plastic bags, I started cutting those up the other day, and so far they seem stronger than walmart bag plarn.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009 02:11:25 PM »

Woo Hoo! I love you! I've just started making plarn over the past week, and was wondering if I was barking up a useless tree, and you've just reinspired me!

Wewt!  I'm loved.  Grin

Thanks for the tip on the different brands for bags.  Just so ya know, you may want to stay away from Kroger bags.  They're insanely thin and a bit of a pain (it's the brown stripe in the middle of my bag).

You could also try making a rug out of plarn.  It might be nice for an outdoor type thing.  =)

i love it! my grandma was doing this 15 years ago and people thought she was crazy.  try cutting the plastic into wider strips and using a bigger hook to make it stronger.  also, certain stores have stronger bags.  target bags are much stronger than kroger or walmart bags.  and a wider shoulder strap won't stretch as much.  or make two straps to distribute the load.  hope that helps for the next one!

Wow, that's a long time ago.  LoL, my guy thought I was a bit crazy too.  He kept shaking his head... tehe

It's 2 straps right now... maybe I'll re-make the straps so they're wider to help with the load.  Thank you for the tip~!
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