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Easy way to make bag for utensils

Since I started working, I always opted to bring my own lunch. And my mother would put my eating utensils in a small clear disposable plastic bag. Since I wanted to go green by recycling some stuffs found around he house, I thought it would be a great idea to make a small bag for my spoon and fork.
I had this sudden stroke of genius and thought of using umbrella sleeves/cover (I really don't know what it's called. Look at picture for reference.). We have a lot of this lying around because I live in  a tropical country.
 
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Step 1: Materials

Materials needed:
-umbrella cover
-scissors
-needle
-string
-corded rope/ shoelace
-cutter or blade

Step 2: Open seams

Picture of Open seams
Open seams of the flap using a blade or cutter or any sharp tool. Be extra careful in handling any sharp objects!
Now you have holes where the rope would go in.

Step 4: Insert rope

Picture of Insert rope
Insert corded rope through one hole and out at other. To make this step easier, tie one end of the rope to a safety pin. This will make inserting the rope more hassle free.
Then tie both ends together
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Very clever. Great re-use for an object I usually throw away!
kayu05 (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thank you! I'm thinking of making some for my family and close friends. It sure does beat using plastic bags.
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