Plastic bags and Plarn

plastic bag dress by mleak

 outfits by Cathy Kasdan of Clevland, OH

     The  1950’s outfit above and the white cocktail dress are made from plarn. Recycled plastic supermarket bags, cut into a long strip and used as yarn. It is then knitted or crocheted into what you see. If you are interested in trying this on a smaller scale. I do mean smaller and simpler. There are totes, handbags and beach bag patterns to be found all over the net. Different bags have different weights. Use all the same weight for your handbag and be creative with color. If you want a bluish green, use the bag the NY Times comes in. Some of the results were very nice. Have fun.


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