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Topic: Stash-busting plarn tote  (Read 747 times)
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« on: May 29, 2019 11:55:13 PM »

I needed a new reusable tote for grocery shopping, and came back to the idea of creating one with plarn. You know our old friend, plarn: great in theory, but not the greatest in execution. Things made from plarn tend to be scratchy, sticky, and, well, not terribly pretty.

Until now!

I can't be the only one who's done this, before, but I'll pretend like I am. Using yarn leftover from other projects, I made a quick (if you don't count all the times I had to stop to make more plarn) tote perfect for trips to the grocery store. I find that pairing your plarn with typical fiber yarn a) yields a durable finished product, b) is a lot softer to the touch, and doesn't stick to you when it's hot and you've got it slung over your shoulder and you're a sweaty mess (not that I'd know anything about that...), and c) is just cuter.

It wasn't my intention to make it patriotic, though I like how it came out. I literally just grabbed the colors that were on top of my sewing basket.


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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019 05:48:11 AM »

I love the idea of combining the plarn and a regular fiber.  Both for practicality, and looks.  Your bag came out beautifully!

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019 07:01:25 AM »

It's very nice!

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019 08:07:50 AM »

Genius and pretty!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019 06:41:48 AM »

Such a great idea to pair the plarn with regular yarn! They are both made of plastic, after all, but the bag stuff can be difficult to work with and hard on the hands. I like this idea, very cool.

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