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Plastic bag out of plastic bags :D
I wanted to make something like a knitted bag out of 'plastic bag yarn', but I can't knit... so I came up with this :)

Posted by Lisa from Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands • Published See Lisa's 22 projects »
  • How to make a recycled tote. Knotted Plastic Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find some plastic bags! I used 3 for my bag, plus a small one inside.. and my bag is veeery small, so you'll need as much or more.

  • How to make a recycled tote. Knotted Plastic Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the bags in strips. They have to be about.. 16 cm long and 2 cm wide. Just see what works best for you.

  • How to make a recycled tote. Knotted Plastic Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Knot the ends of a strip together so you get a circle. Then take another strip, and put it through the circle before knotting the ends together. Continue like this until you have the height of your bag. Just like you would do with paper in nursery school! :D

  • Step 4

    For the next row, do the same, but this time also put the strip through the circle next to it. . continue until you have twice the desired width of your bag... this might take a while :/

  • Step 5

    When you actually do this, you'll see it will get very hard to see the rows, and where you were, it will get very chaotic. So I would really recommend getting a piece of cardboard (like a shoebox, so you have lots of space) and use tacks to pin everything down.

  • Step 6

    When your 'fabric' is long enough, just put the strips of the last row through the circles of the first row too, get it? ^^ Same for the bottom, just pull strips through 2 opposing circles and knot them. Make the strap by making a long row of circles. It's not hard, you can figure it out.

  • How to make a recycled tote. Knotted Plastic Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    If you don't want everything you put in your bag to fall out, get a plastic bag the size of your bag. Cut it so that you have some strips, and tie the strips to your bag. And that's it! you're done! :D

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aacbjm a.
aacbjm a. · Council Bluffs, Iowa, US · 3 projects
sounds like a long fun project thanks for sharing im gonna try this ill post when done
Mel · Belgium, Wisconsin, US
This is a cute idea, I might see if I can adapt it a bit to use for fruits/veggies at the grocery store that are supposed to go in plastic bags (to not have to use those anymore then), since they'd still be able to see them...
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
like the brands of t he plastic bags i have them too. (dutch ones)LOL hey but i like the bag too very sweet well done.
Arturo S.
Arturo S. · Lynwood, California, US
very nice bag Happy, great way to reuse plastic bags aswell Happy
CahrazzyMe · Willard, Ohio, US · 16 projects
This looks fun! (: Very good idea!
Juliet Vickio
Juliet Vickio · Houston, Texas, US · 6 projects
Cute idea Happy! A lot better than buying those reusable bags Happy!

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