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Make Yarn From Plastic Bags

Posted by Tammy M. from Chicago, Illinois, United States • Published See Tammy M.'s 5 projects »
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  • How to make a yarn. Plastic Yarn - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a plastic bag and lay it flat on the ground. Make sure you get all the air out.

  • How to make a yarn. Plastic Yarn - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold bag in half and then in half again.

  • How to make a yarn. Plastic Yarn - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut off bottom of bag and handles. Cut bag into approximately one inch strips.

  • How to make a yarn. Plastic Yarn - Step 4
    Step 4

    You should have a bunch of strips that look like this.

  • How to make a yarn. Plastic Yarn - Step 5
    Step 5

    This part is kind of hard to explain with a picture, but I'll try...
    Pull apart all of the little pieces that you cut and overlap two pieces and pull to chain them together.

  • How to make a yarn. Plastic Yarn - Step 6
    Step 6

    You should pull so that you end up with a tight knot.

  • How to make a yarn. Plastic Yarn - Step 7
    Step 7

    After stringing a few bags together you will have a really long string of plastic yarn.

  • How to make a yarn. Plastic Yarn - Step 8
    Step 8

    Roll plastic yarn into a ball and start crocheting! You can treat this just as you would any other yarn.

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Mama Zoe
Mama Zoe · Oshawa, Ontario, CA · 7 projects
It wouldn't be as thick, but I found a tute on making a pillowcase into one long continuous "yarn"... it would work for a plastic bag, too... I should try it and post it as a version. Happy
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1427 projects
I've been knitting one for a while but since I always say no to plastic bags in stores, I never have enough to finish my bag. Hehe
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
YOU ARE MY HERO!!! I saw a girl make a bag made of plastic bags on here, and I was wondering HOW! Thank you so much! This should be fun Happy
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Tammy M.
Tammy M. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 5 projects
No problem. I was wanting to know how to make it for a long time too. I took a class at the library earlier this week and learned how to do it there.
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Emily
Emily · Springfield, Missouri, US · 8 projects
oh, yay this is cool. ive sort of been wondering about how to make this.....
thanks!



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