I made a hobo bag
Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:37 PM
So I go to you tube because it's where I learn everything and I do a search for rag rug and I come across this:
then I scroll down on the side and saw this:
I then watched this:
and then I found a pattern that I liked when I watched this:
I cut up 3 grocery bags full of grocery bags and strung them together.
I followed the pattern, but with a size n hook, so It's pretty big, but perfect for toting groceries home!
Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:59 PM
walmart bags and produce bags are the softest and easiest to work with.
Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:22 PM
Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:06 PM
I folded the bags sideways, like laying them flat and folding in half side to side, not top to bottom and you keep folding until they are about 2 inches, then you cut off the top and the bottom. when I first started out, I used the handles and the bottoms, just by tying them in, but it was a big pain in the ass for me to work the knots into the "back" so I only used the strips. once you have the bag cut in strips, each strip is actually a loop. I don't know what it's called, but you just thread the loops into each other to make a chain, I used to do it with those jelly bracelets when I was a kid.
The old lady shows it pretty well, but the hippy chick also shows it in the 3rd video...
I took aqll the scraps to my local grocery store and put them in theis plastic bag recycling bin.
Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:35 PM
thanks! you beat me to it, you must have been posting it while I was still writing mine
the second and third youtube videos joia posted show how to cut the bags and loop them together. if you can't view the youtube vids here's a still tutorial
awesome site, thanks so much for posting it!