I had piles of mesh produce bags in my closet, so I decided to make mesh produce bag yarn.
Yes, yarn out of mesh produce bags! I have been collecting them over the years hoping to make yarn out of them but haven’t gotten around to it until recently.
It’s not complicated. You only need a pair of heavy scissors to cut through the plastic. It’s a great way to reuse the mesh produce bags. Plus, they’re very colorful!
Here are the instructions:
Mesh Produce Bag Yarn
A mesh produce bag (i.e. one in which onions, lemons, etc. are sold in bulk)
heavy duty scissors
Cut the bag into a strand
Take the mesh produce bag and flatten it on a table. Cut off the bottom of the bag and discard it. The bag should look like this:
Place the bag on a table making certain that it is flat. Separate the top section from the bottom section. Place the scissors underneath the top section at the bottom right corner.
Begin cutting diagonally toward the top edge of the bag. When you get to the top edge of the bag, flip it over.
With the back of the bag facing you, continue to cut diagonally from the bottom right corner to the top edge. Flip the bag over to the front.
Continue cutting the bag in this pattern, making a continuous strand. When you get to the end (top left corner), snip off the edge.
You should now have a strand of yarn:
Roll the strand into a ball
Roll the strand of yarn with your hand to form a ball.
You now have a ball of mesh produce bag yarn. Continue using up your mesh produce bags to make a supply of yarn.
Use your mesh produce bag yarn for knitting or other crafts. I will share one of my projects featuring the yarn in a future post.
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