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Readers Creations

Posted on June 25, 2009

I want to share some of my readers creations that have been emailed to me. Several of my crafty readers have sent me photos of their completed plarn (plastic bag yarn), VCR, and cassette tape recycled bags. I just love seeing everyone’s finished projects and hope you enjoy them too. Click on any of the photos to supersize them.

Libby's Recycled Motif Tote Bag Libby’s Motif Tote Bag

Libby from Texas used my colorful granny square motif pattern to crochet her bag. She did put one more row of sc around the top before starting the handle. You can find the free pattern link for this recycled plastic tote bag here.

Libby's Cassette Tape Bag Libby’s Cassette Tape Beaded Bag

Libby’s brown evening purse was made with two strands of cassette tape and two strands of brown ribbon that came from a sweater she unraveled. How cool is that its double recycled! She wanted a purse with beads in the strap, so she added some beautiful beads and used a nifty knitter for the rest of the strap. A magnetic button closure was added with beads glued to cover the prongs on the outside.

Another reader Diane has been busy creating several of my recycled bag patterns. First she shared with me the hobo bag that she made using this recycled plastic bag pattern. She tweaked the pattern by adding a cell phone pocket, used a zipper instead of a magnetic snap and put other pockets in the lining.
Recycled Hobo Plarn Purse Diane’s Blue Ribbon Hobo Purse

Diane also crocheted a plastic tote bag using my colorful motif pattern. She completed her tote bag by lining it with some pretty material that matched her motifs.
Diane's Motif Bagyellowshoppingbag

Then Diane used my green shopping bag pattern found here to crochet her yellow reusable grocery bag.


Next Bonnye shared some VCR tape bags she crocheted with fun fur added. As shown below she used recycled VCR video tape and fun fur together to create some very cool looking bags!
Purple VCR Fun Fur BagBlue VCR Tape Bag

Thanks to all my readers who sent in photos sharing their recycled crafting projects. I really enjoyed all your beautiful work with upcycled materials. Keep those great green craft projects coming!

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8 Responses to “Readers Creations”

  1. Moonshadow
    Jun 25, 2009

    Amazing how pretty the bags turned out. Looking forward to trying out some of these patterns when I get my craft studio finished.

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  2. Astrid
    Jun 26, 2009

    They are all wonderful. You must be proud.

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  3. KC
    Jul 31, 2009

    Hiya Cindy….Here are some of my bags ( Thanks for your Inspiration)

    http://kraftingkorner.blogspot.com/2009/07/un-posted-creations-coiled-paper-plates.html
    .-= KC´s last blog ..Un Posted Creations – Coiled Paper Plates and Plarn Bags =-.


  4. Terica
    Oct 10, 2009

    Fantastic work by all, hope to do one soon and share it too. I am going to blog about your blog and give a link to you . I love recycling!
    .-= Terica´s last blog ..Wow ,how time passes when you are having Fun… =-.


  5. Cindy
    Oct 10, 2009

    Terica:

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I love to share my ideas and am happy when other people enjoy my patterns and share them with their readers. Best wishes and I hope you’ll come by again soon!

    Cindy


  6. Carmen
    Jan 23, 2010

    Hi Cindy! Love these! I am having so much fun with trying your patterns! Here is a link to my facebook album where I am posting the projects as I complete them if you want to have a look: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2050290&id=1182188809&l=be5e63f82b

    I used VHS tape with plastic bags to create what I called the “Glam Granny Tote”. That was fun, first time using video tape.
    I am going to teach some ladies at my church how to crochet using plarn for a Ladies Fun Night, so I am trying to complete as many projects as I can to show them and to find the best one for them to try.
    Thanks again for sharing!!


  7. De-Plasticize Me, Week Three: Confronting the Plastic Monster Living Under My Kitchen Sink « By Meg White
    Jun 17, 2010

    […] common use for plarn is to make a sturdier, reusable plastic bag, but the possibilities are limited only by your creativity. For example, check out these adorable […]


  8. Teresa
    Oct 17, 2010

    Hello Cindy,
    I too am a “recycled crocheter”! I have been crocheting for 30+ years. I enjoy looking at your new items! Your work is great. If you get a chance, check out some of my items on my website at http://www.recycledcrochet.webs.com
    Keep up the good work!
    Teresa, Hagerstown, MD

    May you ALWAYS have PEACE and HAPPINESS in your HEART…..



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Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. Welcome to my blog site that is dedicated to recycling and crafting. I love to crochet and create crafts and other useful things from recycled materials. I share many free tutorials and patterns for creating recycled projects as well as other handmade items.


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