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A great way to give a second and enduring life to all those used (disposable) plastic bags that tend to pile up in the cupboard.

I used appx. 30 plastic bags for this bag, crochet needle 6mm. The size of needle that works will depend on how wide you cut the strips. I have figured out a way of cutting the plastic bags into one long uninterrupted strip.

Step 1: Step 1 - Collect Reusable Plastic Bags

collect enough plastic bags to make a bag, I used around 30, just regular shopping bags. If you want a nice fluent design you need to pay attention to the colors. Lay them out on a table or on the floor. Look at how you want your gradient / stripes to work, one bag makes between 2 and 3 stripes. Most of the bags are white from the inside, so that will wash the colors out. Put your bags in chronological order, which bag first etcetc. I.e. I decided to use my black bags first, so that the bottom of my bag wouldn't show dirt immediately.

check that all the bags are clean. If they are not wipe them off with a cloth, or maybe even wash them (by hand) and dry them. also check if all bags are in good condition. Some bags may be a bit decomposing, that won't work so nicely anymore, as the strip will then break all the time.
I just have one question... How do you join the one long strip to the next bag/long strip? One plastic bag really won't go far by itself. I really like the simplicity of your 'ible. You make it seem doable... as in I will be doing my next one this way (probably).
apologies for the delayed reply, I simply make a knot
Very cute! I just love that little crocheted roset!
Like! the roset it meant to be the button, I like that you see it like that. I think it didn't work very well as a button.
That's a great looking bag!<br /><br />You might want to switch out the main image for a clearer one, though - so people know just what they're looking at. :D
thx for the tip :-) but I don't have any other pictures and have already given the bag away, it was a birthday present for a bag designer.

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