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« on: October 07, 2012 10:34:14 AM »

Here is a gingham purse I crocheted with recycled plastic bags. The project uses about 15 white, grey, and black plastic bags. I cut them about 1 inch wide and assembled them using the looping method. I used a three color gingham style to crochet the shell with half double crochet stitches with a N (9 mm) hook. I lined the bag, added a magnetic closure and some store bought plastic handles.

I'm always looking for new and unique ways I can craft with plarn so doing a gingham design was a new challenge and after several attempts, this was the final product.



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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012 12:12:40 PM »

Very impressive.  I love the gingham checked effect. Shows that even plain black, white and grey plarn can be beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012 01:05:31 PM »

Plarn is my new love! lol I am so impressed with the beautiful things one can make with old plastic bags. This is so pretty. Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012 03:46:11 PM »

What an awesome idea.  I love the gingham.  How long did it take you?
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012 11:42:55 AM »

What an awesome idea.  I love the gingham.  How long did it take you?

Thanks! It really didn't take that much time after I had the three different colors of plarn cut and ready to crochet with. It is just two panels and then crochet them together around on 3 sides. The lining and getting it all put together took longer as I just had to get my sewing machine out and get motivated to get the lining sewn. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012 12:18:40 PM »

looks great, how did the sewing machine handle going through the plarn?
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012 03:45:59 PM »

looks great, how did the sewing machine handle going through the plarn?

The lining is hand sewn in. I only used the sewing machine to make the lining and the pocket inside the lining. Once I had the lining done, I then hand-stitched it in place through the plarn. I know that we aren't to share links but if you go to my signature there is a link to my blog with the project details.
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013 09:36:23 PM »

I wish I had time to do the same
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013 02:00:57 PM »

I love the pattern you created with the different bags. Well done!
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2013 03:48:13 AM »

Great color & pattern! Kind of reminds me of houndstooth... very cool!  Wink
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