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How to Make a Purse from Plastic Bags

By: Practical Action

Learn how to transform plastic bags into an adorable little purse.  Great for thrifty crafters, this tutorial on How to Make a Purse from Plastic Bags will help you work your way through that stash of plastic bags taking up space in your closet.  These little bags are very durable and would make wonderful favors for a birthday party or bridal shower.  You can use it to tote money or makeup, and since they're made with plastic bags, they're somewhat waterproof as well.

How to Make a Purse out of Plastic Bags


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Crocheting or knitting with plastic bag yarn is such a good way to use up those plastic bags and make something really useful and pretty, too! In response to the comments looking for instructions, if you follow the video, she shows you exactly how to make it. I don't know about the hook size, though.

No instructions - only the video What size needle, what stitches to be used, I hate it when there are no instrucrtions. Just a waste of time for me..

Hi Member 6912932! I am sorry you are unhappy with the project. If you are looking for a full list of directions, consider dropping a comment over on the Youtube video and see if the designer has them available. Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor

I'd give this more stars if the instructions were written as opposed to being posted in a video...

Hi JMitchell, I am sorry your are not happy with the project. Consider asking the designer over on the Youtube video for some clarification. She may be able to help out. Happy craftings! - Kaylee, Editor

I am quite possibly not looking in the right spot!!??, so would someone direct me where to see the crochet instructions for this purse pls?......not the video. Thanks, Vicki. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Hi Shayd, We do not have the full instructions for this project just access to the video. Consider visiting the designer on Youtube and asking for more clarification there. Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor


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