Repurpose recycle plastic shopping bags into plarn for weaving

May 30, 2011 · 9 comments

in recycling Find me on Facebook at http This is how to make “plarn” or plastic yarn for weaving. You can use this same exact technique for T-Shirts (except cut the strips 3/4″). Start with a plastic grocery/shopping bag. fold and cut off the bottom and handles so that now you have only a tube. Fold one edge over leaving an edge of appx 3 “. Cut 1 1/2” strips in the folded edge. Open it up and then make the diagonal cuts for one continuous strip. This will yield appx 9 yards of “plarn”. You’re now ready to weave some nice fabrics for tote bags, make up cases, maybe even a rain coat for your dog? You’re limited only by your imagination! I have 2 projects posted at for this fabric.

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