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Monday, June 14, 2010

Burlap Type Sack into Shopping Sack

Recyclers-Anonymous fabulous idea we wanted to share with you ... this project may be an original or borrowed idea.

This is an original today. 
Earlier this month Lindsey mentioned a friend of mine had let us go through some of his stuff and we came back with some treasures.  This is one of them.  He works with farmers and received these sacks, similar to burlap sacks, but made of nylon material.  So we transformed them into a shopping sack.This was pretty easy.


The few things you need:
Burlap type sack or potato sack or vegetable sack (the sack used was about 1 1/2 wide and 2 1/2 feet tall)
Electrical tape
Scissors
Jute robe or ribbon
Before we started we washed this bag in the washer with detergent and bleach to make sure it had any yuckiness out of the bag.  We let it dry in the garage overnight.

Start by turning the bag inside out.  Fold over the top into a few layers.   Cut six pieces of jute or ribbon.

Braid the jute into two handles.  Cut a small hole to put the handles through.  We didn't cut through the front of the bag, only through the layers.  Work the handles in through the holes then tape them down and the layers down.  We added a little hoop at the end, just in case we wanted to use it as a shopping bag to hang it while loading groceries.

Turn the bag right side and there you go.  We also folded and rolled it up.  This allows us to carry it more easily in either the car or pocket book.  Create your own.

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