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« on: July 06, 2010 04:26:35 AM »



There are very few things that I actually throw away and I have a drawer full of zip lock bags.  The zip is still good but the bag isn't so I just cut off the bottom part and put the top part in a drawer.   This is one of the plarn purse accessories that I make whenever I make me a new tote.

I made this by crocheting from the top down and just sewing up the bottom seam.  Because it is made with plarn, it is so durable.    The belt gives it a fashionable look.




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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010 05:33:32 AM »

Do you have a tutorial for this? More info on how you attached the ziplock part would be awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2010 07:20:59 AM »

Yes, I would be really interested in learning how you attached the zip to the plarn.

FABULOUS IDEA!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010 03:22:15 PM »

Packing tape is what I used for strength and durability. 

On all 4 sides (2 front/2 back), apply a layer of packing tape under the zip lock seam.  Punch holes approx 1" apart evening around.  Using a craft needle, make 2 rounds of the embroidery stitch on the outside of the bag. 

With a size F crochet hook, loosely make multiple sc stitches in each embroidery stitch.  Before continuing, cut the bottom of the bag off just below the tape line.  Fold the tape in half even with the top of the tape, make 2 rounds of embroidery stitch on the inside of the bag.

Using a size G hook, sc in each st around until desired height is achieved.  Change colors on the rounds as desired.

I hope this helps.
 
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