I would really like to create several reusable grocery bags (all or partially) from old plastic disposable grocery bags. I have crochet rugs from disposable grocery bags before. I really like to include some with a handle (or 2 really) and a flat / waterproof bottom so it won't fall over in the car. I will more than likely make at lest one with a very long handle that I can put on my shoulder. Any suggesting or resources?
A woman in the stitch and bitch group I am in has created many crochet bags from plastic. She uses any flexible plastic, everything from department store bags, bread bags, potato bags, plastic sheets that was used in packaging, whatever she could get. She'd cut it into continues strips and would knot two strips ends together. The 'plarn' as she called it was two or three balls of 'plarn' thread -the single strips of plastic, twisted together. Her bags are very sturdy.
She had also worked on ironing sheets of plastic together to form a larger sheet. I know she had issues with the heat settings on her iron and was melting things to her works surface. She cut and sewed the sheets together to make more bags. I don't know how sturdy those are nor how many sheets she ironed together. They were stiff and held their shape well. But maybe that will take care of your waterproof requirements.
Answer by isabellalecour at 6:34 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by lvpenguino at 1:10 PM on Aug. 23, 2010