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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Plarn Japanese Print-Inspired Grocery Bag 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!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Using Fabric Scraps for Yarn on: November 15, 2010 05:43:44 PM
Hi, does anyone have experience using scraps of fabric to make yarn for crocheting?  I've seen lots of rag rugs, where scraps are woven together, or braided and sewn, but I've never seen fabric scraps manipulated like yarn.  I'd like to make a rug out of granny squares or adapt an afghan pattern- hopefully fabric scraps would be tough enough to survive being stomped all over (it certainly works for other rag rug incarnations).
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / It's a bag- MADE FROM BAGS on: November 08, 2010 05:49:47 PM
Sadly, I can't post pictures right now, so kindly follow the links below!

The whole bag is single crocheted, with the handles sewed on.

I'm pretty sure I used about a bahgazillion (that is a completely legitimate scientific term) Walmart, WinnDixie, Best Buy and other various and sundry plastic bags.  The handles are made from plastic bags.  They have an almost leather-like texture to them after I crocheted them.

I think my favorite part is the contrast in the white stitching on the black handles inside the bag.

Here's a quick shot of the plastic bag yarn, pre-crocheting.

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