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« on: September 05, 2011 09:12:56 AM »

Continuing the theme of bags made from bags-



I used black garbage bags and white and grey grocery bags.  Both of the bags had blue and red printing on them, which I think added some nice subtle variation.

 The whole bag is just single crochet- I crocheted all the pieces separately, and then sewed them together with the plastic bag yarn. 



The branch motif I basically free-handed using a paper template to guide me.  I had no idea what I was doing basically, but I think it turned out OK. Wink (However, if anyone had suggestions on how to do it better in the future, I would love the advice!)  Then I just pinned it on and sewed it using the black garage bag plarn.



The straps are so long I sewed them together at the top so that they wouldn't get (quite as) tangled.

So, there it is- it took nine months (I'm not a very motivated crafter sometimes), but isn't she a looker!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011 09:19:17 AM »

It may have taken you a while, but it's lovely. It's amazing what you've done with some old plastic bags!
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2011 09:41:23 AM »

Oh, very cool!  I love the recycling aspect of it and it's very pretty too!  The branch is a great touch.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2011 12:30:29 PM »

this is one of the most impressive plarn items I've seen!! Fantastic!
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2011 10:48:09 PM »

The bag looks very stylish!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011 11:47:56 AM »

 Shocked I am absolutely stunned that this is made out of plastic bags!  Amazing job!
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011 08:34:23 AM »

Shocked I am absolutely stunned that this is made out of plastic bags!  Amazing job!

I agree!  I've never really liked the look of plarn when its worked up, but this is amazing!  It looks almost like tapestry work.  Love it!
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2011 11:23:05 AM »

Your bag is so beautifull The design is really elegant.
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