I made a hobo bag
Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:11 AM
I uploaded the pic from my phone, now I have to get it on photobucket and I'll post it. It came out really cool!
Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:10 PM
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 - 04:47 PM
i've only made small baskets out of grocery bag plarn and used a K hook (it was a rainy day and i got bored along with slightly annoyed that grocery bags have taken over a whole cabinet but only had my f-k hook set)
Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:59 PM
walmart bags and produce bags are the softest and easiest to work with.
Posted 01 April 2009 - 05:20 PM
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 01:45 PM
thanks! I thought so too! I wish I was the creative one that came up with the whole concept...
That is utmostly, totally the coolest thing ever!!!
next I want to make a sun hat...
Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:05 PM
Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:53 PM
thanks! it was a breeze, you just have to be careful not to pull it too much, otherwise, it's just a really simple pattern (why I chose it)
now I have no plastic bags...
Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:16 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!
Posted 07 April 2009 - 06:52 PM
I'm so excited to try this!