DIY

Plastic Mat

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I made a batch of yarn out of mesh produce bags and was wondering what to do with them. I considered making hanging baskets for some of my plants out of them but that would have been too complicated. Finally, I settled on making a plastic mat. I knit the plastic mat using a garter […]

How to Make Mesh Produce Bag Yarn

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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 […]

Braided Placemat

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I’m crazy about braids and even crazier about Sugar ‘n Cream yarn. I wanted to create another colorful project with braids, so I decided to make a braided placemat.   I love the texture and color of the placemat. It gives a warm, ethnic touch to any table setting. I used leftover yarn from other […]

Braided Purse – Making the Purse (Part Two)

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In the last post, I showed you how to make the fabric for the braided purse. Now, I’m going to show you how to turn the fabric into a purse. Here are the instructions. Braided Purse – Making the Purse Materials braided fabric (see instructions here) safety pins 1/8 skein of Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn in […]

Braided Purse – Making the Fabric (Part One)

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I made a bunch of braids out of some yarn that I had leftover from previous projects. I was going to use them to make bracelets, but I decided to make something more useful: a braided purse. I love the texture of the braided fabric. It gives the purse a funky, bohemian look. The braided […]