One of my readers, Tanya, recently sent me a great use for those plastic grocery store bags.
She writes, “There’s a woman I know that makes bags of all kinds out of cut up plastic bags. You simply take a typical plastic grocery store or hardware store bag and cut it into 1.5-2 inch strips, horizontally. Loop them together, then crochet them into a bag. crocheting is very easy to do, much easier than knitting and it only takes one needle. Once you start, you can make them into any size or shape. I even made one for my water bottle and it keeps it cooler in the summer. I made a bag for my 2 gal. spray bottle, but it didn’t work very well, cause when it’s full, the bag gets stretched out. However, if you line the bag with fabric, recycled, of course, that will enable it to retain its original shape. You could make all kinds of containers with recycled bags. This lady I know is 89 yrs. old and has been having people save bags for her for years. She likes to make lined purses out of them and includes pockets and zippers too. I thought that was very cool for an 80 yr. old to figure that out! So, I hope this inspires someone….”
What a great use for all those plastic bags you get from stores! Very clever! Of course, I need to learn how to crochet… but that’s another topic.