woven plastic bag bag
It is a simple plastic bag that only needs the basic knowledge of two words: up and down.
The only material you need can be found in almost any home, and the end product is useful, not just beautiful things to put on the shelf.
You need: 1 for this package.
Plenty of plastic bags. Cardboard (
Bigger than the bag you finished)3. Scissors4. Yarn5. Duct Tape (
Any color, I just happen to have teal)
Pick up your card board and cut small cracks at the top and bottom.
They should be about half an inch apart and the two sides should be the same.
It\'s good if they don\'t, but it\'s easier if they don\'t.
Now you will add the warp to the loom.
The warp line is the warp line that runs vertically through your loom and you will weave the weft line later (plastic bags).
That\'s where your yarn came from.
You need a lot of things, so don\'t cut off your stuff before you finish threading.
Pass the end through one of the end slots and wrap it around the slots.
Then hang it on the corresponding slot.
Turn your loom over and hook your yarn through another slot.
Go on like this until you run out of all the slots.
Wrap the last end around the slot.
I know it all sounds confusing but hopefully my photos will help.
Bring your plastic bag, put it flat, and sew it in.
Cut the bottom and handle so you can use the plastic pipe.
You can make these up later.
Fold the length of your bag and cut it into pieces about inches and half wide.
Once you expand and cut these, they will be your yarn. (
They will be circular before you make a small cut and the picture will explain more)
This step is completely optional, but it makes weaving a lot faster!
Some people like to use the space shuttle and some people don\'t like it, so this is your choice. A shuttle (in this case)
Is a piece of leftover cardboard that is the same length as your loom.
Use it like your plastic bag.
Once you have finished one side, you turn the loom over and continue to run, put your plastic on one side and pick up your shuttle.
Weave it like you do with plastic bags.
Once you have it woven, put it aside and pull your plastic in! (
I know it\'s not very clear, but this is the only way I can think of to explain it.
Hope the photos will help. )
Now you will start adding the weft (a. k. a.
Take the end of a plastic bag strip and hook it with the same slot where you hook the yarn.
At the other end, weave it through the warp. (
Under, under, under).
When you get to the edge, pay attention to whether you are past or past and do the opposite on the other side.
When you come to the end of one, tie the other and move on.
This is where it gets tedious, so make sure you make your \"Yarn\" as you move forward so you have other things to do.
I would suggest doing this for a period of time as it will take a long time.
I\'m not kidding. it takes hours.
I have a photo of my bag as I walk down below so you can see my bag is deformed.
Yes, it\'s time to finally take your hard work off the cardboard loom!
Before you do this, though you have to tie the ends up.
Tie the yarn stuck in the gap at the bottom of the bag to the end of the first plastic bag you knit.
Do the same on the other side.
Now you will start the part that always makes me nervous.
Cut the yarn to the top of the bag.
I know it sounds confusing, but I hope the pictures help.
Tie the strings adjacent to each other, then flip it over and do the same thing.
It may take some swing but I promise your bag will eventually fall off.
It looks confusing when it first appears, but you can adjust it by pulling it as you like.
It\'s time to make and stick some handles on your new woven plastic bag.
You can make these as you like, but if you use plastic bags, make sure they are strong enough to support your bag and anything you put in it.
Mine is made of plastic bags and the handle is twisted and woven together.
OK, now that you have the handles, it\'s time to connect them!
If you are proficient in the fusion method of plastic bags, you can fuse them.
But I used tape.
Make sure your bag is inside! ! ! ! ! ! !
There are many ways to complete this step.
Again, one way is through the fuse and the other is the tape.
If you use tape, then follow these steps and if you decide to fuse then I can\'t help you, however, I will try to get a version once I understand how to use fusing up.
So, the first step to using the tape is to tear off a long piece that can bypass your entire bag.
Then this piece needs to be rolled up so that the sticky side extends out.
Make sure your bag is turned out and wrap it on top of the bag.
Then stick to the rest of the bag with small roll tape.
Then take another plastic bag and cut off the handle.
Then you need to figure out how much you need to cut off the top in order for it to fit your bag.
You put your bag in it comfortably. (
Remember, your bag is inside)
Connect the lining to your bag by putting your bag inside and making sure all the tape is safe.
Update: If you want to blend your plastic lining into the bag, then all you have to do is cut the handle and bottom of the bag, but along the seam, so you have a long rectangular piece of plastic.
Spread the plastic where you want to blend.
Put one piece of parchment in your bag and the other on your weave and plastic rectangle.
Take an iron and place it in the third position and rub it on parchment/woven/plastic.
Do this everywhere in your bag and trim the extra stuff.
This provides a uniform and suffocating lining for your bag.
Turn it right!
You have now made a recyclable reusable shopping bag, wallet, beach bag or what else you want to do with it.