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« on: July 09, 2008 03:50:05 AM »

Ages ago I was in a bookshop and flicking through a book on ideas for how to save the planet. There was a little pattern in there for how to fold and tie a bag, from a scarf, a light woven fabric one, rather than a knitted one, the idea was to use your scarf as a temporary bag instead of taking a plastic bag)

The only thing I remember is that the scarf needed to be either one third as wide as it was long, or one half. You just folded it up in some way and tied a knot and you got a very useful bag..When you got home you just untied the knots and it was back to being a scarf again

anyone any ideas???
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008 09:01:13 AM »

I've done this before. Basically, you take 2 corners & you tie a knot close to the bottom of the scarf (there will be some excess) - this will be your bag. Then you take the other 2 corners & tie a knot close to the ends -this is your strap. I did mine w/a square scarf I believe & it worked great. Things will be all bunched in the bag because there is no structure, but at least you have something to hold your stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008 09:45:25 AM »

Oh! I've seen something like this! Hold on...


http://youtube.com/watch?v=NC7MH3EzBWM


I don't know if that's exactly what you were looking for, but I thought it ruled.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008 08:59:25 PM »

The video was amazing! Thank you for sharing it!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008 09:07:09 PM »

The video was amazing! Thank you for sharing it!!

You're so welcome. I got WAY too excited when I found it haha. None of my irl friends craft or care about that kind of thing, so I'm glad I got to spread it to some people who do.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008 02:17:17 AM »

karataylor, that clip is excellent but its not what I was thinking of, I never wear scarves that are square but often ones that are rectangular and the thing I saw in the book started from a rectangular piece of fabric.

hmm reckon I will just have to give another go at trying to knot and fold a piece

thanks guys
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2008 09:47:54 PM »

There's a few ways to tie fabric into bags here maybe it'll give you some ideas?
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