A bag made out of packing straps.

Step 1: Supplies

Absolutely need:
Packing Straps any color or width.
Bulletin board and push pins
One or two peices of clear tubing to use as handles depending on what style of bag you want. The tubing should fit 3-6 of your straps into it. You can get this at hardware stores.

Supplies to make it easier:
Packing Tape
that's got to be tough as nails too. I wonder if you could fuse the weave with heat to make it even stronger
I have a lot of them too, I make smaller thing with them like pencil holders. I'll try a bag someday. <br> <br>I can make a lot of different things if I can fuse them with heat, bit I cant :(
Hi,<br/><br/>I've been collecting this strapping for ages - see our website <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ecolifegizmos.co.uk/">http://www.ecolifegizmos.co.uk/</a><br/> you can have some free if you pay p&amp;P or if you're buying something else that covers the p&amp;P.<br/><br/>I'm delighted to find this pattern to make this.<br/>
I have seen spools of this ribbon in the harbor freight catalog for cheap in case you don't have a recycled source for it. Also they look more like baskets than bags, are the bag floppy or basket rigid?
Hi - the basket I have is sturdy -its not at all floppy - it seems to be reinforced with some wire around the top..I think they are more sturdy basket than floppy bag. Do you know where I can find people to make them for me?So far, NE Thailand seems to have cornered the market - p
I would suggest that you look into organizations that care for the mentally handicapped, if you are looking to make them in the USA. The laws allowing that vary from state to state. I had a friend in the UK that did that there. Otherwise I suggest Mexico. It all comes down to how much you can afford to pay for the baskets, and shipping costs. I suggest you talk with your local trade organizations and chamber of commerce, and maybe they would have suggestions.
So when you weave the horizontal rows, how much do you overlap the weaving, the extra five inches, or do you clip the excess? Is there away to fuse two pieces of ribbon?
Great Instructable! I see those bands or ribbons (typically pallet straps) lying around as litter in the club stores (like Price Club etc) and at lumber yards and the smaller ones I see by the copy machine where boxes of paper are opened. Now you have given us something fun and productive to do with that litter.
I love it! I have been seeing these bags all over but didn't know what type of ribbon they were using. Where can you buy the ribbon at?
You forgot the picture.

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