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Weaving a Recycled Plastic Strap

Posted on June 3, 2015

I needed to make a strap for my grey and pink colored recycled bag so I used a spool knitter. There are many variations of this 4-prong tool and you weave the loops around the posts by slipping the bottom existing loop off and over the new loop. You work around to each post in this manner to weave a long braided-style strap.

I love how by using the grey and then pink bags, the strap has a variegated look about it.

Here is a photo of the spool knitter I used which is made by Rugworks.
Spool Knitter

The handle is being made from recycled plastic bags made into plarn. I created a striped look for the strap handle by attaching two pink plastic bag loops together and then adding one grey loop. Then two more pink strands and one more grey and just keep repeating the process. Because the pink strands are made by cutting a recycled newspaper plastic sleeve they are much shorter. I cut my plastic bags one inch wide and assemble them using the plarn making tutorial.

This strap for the handle on my recycled bag measures 25 inches long before I attached it to my tote bag. Here is the finished plarn strap handle after I wove it off the spool knitter.

Now that I have the strap finished for my recycled plastic tote bag, I will be finishing up the bag by weaving the strap ends onto the top edge of the bag. I should have it finished up soon and will be back to share the full project and pattern directions in the near future.

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5 Responses to “Weaving a Recycled Plastic Strap”

  1. Shamit Khemka
    Jun 04, 2015

    It is an great idea to recycled the waste products and so many products are we found easily at home and we can use them, just need an creativity or guide ness in this , thanks for sharing an very good idea.

  2. pulok
    Jun 08, 2015

    Wow I also love recycling product. But I don’t understand about the handle. Is it made by plastic or cloth?

  3. Cindy
    Jun 10, 2015

    Pulok – The handle is woven using recycled plastic bags just like the body of the bag. Thank you for your interest in recycled products. I hope if you try it that you will share with me your project.

  4. Bipul Roy
    Jun 17, 2015

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  5. Handbagqueen
    Jun 25, 2015

    Wow what a great idea for plastic bags looks great

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