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What to do with all that scrap yarn??? Why make a bag!
 
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Step 1: Supplies

- Scrap Yarn
- Light weight water soluble stabilizer
- Fabric for straps and lining of bag
How much you need of these items depends on the size of the bag you are making.

You will also need to use a sewing machine.

Step 2: Cut!

- Decide the size of the bag.
- Cut out two pieces of light weight water-soluble stabilizer double the length of the purse. This is so you can fold it in half and have the material on both sides of the yarn.
- Cut the lining to the same size as one of the pieces of the light weight water-soluble stabilizer pieces.
- The straps we cut to be about 2 inches in width. at whatever length you desire.

Step 3: Laying the Strings

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- Lay strings of yarn all over on half of the light weight water-soluble stabilizer. You could lay it down in a pattern but we just laid them all over in coordinating colors. Have completely covered on that half.

- Once you have the desired amount of yarn. Fold the water-soluble stabilizer over to cover both sides of yarn. Pin in place.

- Repeat with second piece of light weight water-soluble stabilizer.

Step 4: Sew Yarn

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Sew the yarn to the light weight water-soluble stabilizer. For ours we found it worked best to work in a square to the center. Then finished it off with and X for extra security.

Step 5: Soak

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Once Both pieces are sewn soak them in warm water and rub them until they are no longer sticky feeling. Then let dry overnight.

Step 6: Sew Fabric

While it drys, sew the lining and handles for the bag.

Step 7: Assemble

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With dry yarn fabric sew in lining and and strap. A tip from my friend Amanda: have lining face up as you sew so yarn doesn't get caught in the foot.

Now you have a brand new, unique, bag.
Spammydoris10 months ago
Thank you so much for the inspiration from the above project, its given me an excellent idea! xx If it works I will post it, yipeee
The Gingham Ginger (author)  Spammydoris10 months ago
No problem! I hope it turns out amazing. I love the evolution of crafts.
poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the fiber arts contest!! Good luck to you!
The Gingham Ginger (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
Thank you very much!
Fun! I've never really seen this before; it seems like there is so much you could do with it!
Right! Oh the possibilities!
clewis211 year ago
Very cool looking! I love to use water soluble for appliques and jewelry fiber pieces!
The Gingham Ginger (author)  clewis211 year ago
Thanks so much. I really liked working with it. I hope to do some more projects with it.
GummiBear1 year ago
This is wonderful! I bought 20+ skiens of yarn at a garage sale for only $3 and then bought many more at another (curse you impulse buying!!) and it has been littering my closet floor!
The Gingham Ginger (author)  GummiBear1 year ago
Lol. I'm kind of jealous. Even though I also have alot of hand me down yarn hanging around. My mom only makes afghans so she gives me here left over skeins.
bluemoon61 year ago
thanks for the quick response..I am thinking of trying this with other materials than yarn...Wonderful instruct able...
The Gingham Ginger (author)  bluemoon61 year ago
NP! And I would love to see that!
bluemoon61 year ago
Those bags are just toooooo wonderful...I dont have any yarn but wish I did..thanks for sharing..Where do you get the water soluble paper??
The Gingham Ginger (author)  bluemoon61 year ago
Just saw a sewing show on PBS use some. I think it's saposta be for quilting. If that helps you narrow down where it may be located at all.
The Gingham Ginger (author)  bluemoon61 year ago
You can get it at a fabric store. We got ours at Hershners. I don't remember what section though. We had to ask the clerk.
Very cute. I've done scarves this way, but never bags!
Thank you. We were inspired to this by seeing a scarf done like this.
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