My Recycled Bags is a crafting site by RecycleCindy where she shows us what she have crocheted out of recycled plastic bags! You can even buy products from her shop.

To get you started here is a detailed description on how you can make plastic yarn (or plarn as she calls it) out of plastic bags.

Turn this:
Plastic yarn
Into this:
mini shoulder bag

This is so cool! When I get some free time I will try to knit something out of plastic yarn. I wonder how socks made of this material will feel.

11 Responses to “Crafting link of the week – My Recycled Bags – Recycle your plastic bags”

  1. 1Cindy on Jan 30, 2008 at 5:29 am:

    Thanks so much for the feature about recycling bags. Making bags from trash is cool and the materials are free. What better way to create something eco-friendly. So think green and have fun!

  2. 2GeekMom on Jan 30, 2008 at 8:41 pm:

    I have been saving and cutting up plastic bags for months. I have a ball of “yarn” the size of a basketball now, so I’m finally ready to start on a tote! Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

  3. 3Lis on Feb 1, 2008 at 1:17 am:

    I can’t imagine they’ll be comfortable as socks. Perspiring in them can’t be much fun!

  4. 4powwowa on Feb 1, 2008 at 3:00 am:

    great idea ..I will make some in the plastic material ..well I wouldn´t make something like socks . Dont hink they would be nice to wear .
    may you have a great day .
    warm and gentle greetings from powwowa

  5. 5lina on Feb 1, 2008 at 4:48 pm:

    that is so cool! do the bags last long?

  6. 6Beth on Feb 1, 2008 at 5:57 pm:

    I tried that…I wasn’t all that impressed with the results. I bet the projects would come out better when made by a more experienced crocheter/knitter! Maybe I’ll try again some time.

  7. 7Alison on Feb 1, 2008 at 11:20 pm:

    Makes me wish I was good at this sort of thing. Would love to try it!

  8. 8Chica on Feb 2, 2008 at 1:11 am:

    That’s awesome, my grandmother used to do that as well. 🙂

  9. 9webduck on Feb 3, 2008 at 1:33 am:

    I agree the socks out of them might not be very comfy, but you could crochet or knit a shopping bag that wouldn’t rip like the original ones do. 🙂

  10. 10Shirley on Feb 26, 2008 at 2:50 am:

    This sounds like such a cool project to do! As my grandmother use to say “waste not, want not”. She was forever reusing something to make something else. She told me about the Great Depression and how hard it was. Keep the great ideas coming!

  11. 11Connie on Jun 25, 2009 at 10:36 pm:

    What if you make slippers, the bottom from the plastic, and the sides from yarn??? Would that work??? I am going to try it when I get some FREE time. (all my projects finished)