Plastic Bag Recycling

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Eco-Friendly Knits: Using Recycled Plastic Bags

Create project such as a mobile phone cozy, purse, belt, beaded earrings, handbag and more using plastic bags. Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose. by Emily Blades - Paperback - Published 2010 Affiliate Link to Amazon

Upcycled Accessories

25 funky fused-plastic projects for all experience levels that use inexpensive, readily available materials. by Tracie Lampe - Paperback - Published 2010 Affiliate Link to Amazon

Plastic Bag Yarn - Plarn

How to recycle plastic grocery bags into plastic bag yarn also known as plarn. This sturdy plastic bag yarn can be used for lots of different crocheting, knitting and weaving projects.

3D Flower with Stamens

A 3D flower pattern made with plastic yarn (plarn). moira Crochets Plarn

3D Scalloped Flower

3D flower motif made with plastic yarn (plarn). Moira Crochets Plarn

All American Plarn Bag

This free project is crocheted using red and blue newspaper bags and white grocery bags that were recycled into plarn. My Recycled Bags

Barbie Plarn Dress

This free crochet pattern creates a Barbie dress with plastic yarn (plarn). My Recycled Bags

Basic Bag

Instructions for a basic bag made with plastic grocery bag yarn. Nezumi World


Create a basket with plastic bags using a Native American weaving technique. Lucky Ladybird Craft

Beach Bag

Instructions for making a beach bag; along with instruction for cutting and joining strips. Bev's Country Cottage

Braided Basket

How to make a braided basket out of plastic bags. Instructables

Braided Coat Hanger

Recycle plastic bags into a nifty coat hanger. This craft a child can make! All free Crafts

Braided Rug

How to make a braided rug from bread bags. SF Gate

Can Cozy

Here is a free can cozy pattern made with plarn (plastic yarn). Crochet Spot

Cellphone Cozy

This is a free pattern for a cellphone cozy crocheted from plarn. Moira Crochets Plarn

Clothes Pin Bag

This project to create a clothes pin bag using plastic grocery bags. My Recycled Bags

Clutch/ Toiletries Bag

With this free pattern, recycle plastic bags into a useful clutch/toiletries bag. Nezumi World


This free coaster project is a quick little crochet project using recycled plastic bread bags. My Recycled Bags

Cosmetic Bag

Recycle bread bags into a cosmetic bag - free instruction. My Recycled Bags

Doll Braided Headband

How to make a doll braided headband for American Girl Doll or 18" doll. This headband is made repurposing plastic newspaper covers/sleeves.

Easter Basket

How to make a crocheted basket with plastic bag yarn. Free Easter basket pattern.

Fused Plastic Cosmetic Bag

This tutorial will show you how to make an appliqued zippered cosmetic bag from fused plastic. Instructables

Fused Plastic Messenger Bag

No sewing necessary! Make a durable, waterproof, recycled, messenger bag of fusible plastic. Instructables

Fused Plastic Tote Bag

A tutorial for a plastic tote bag from fused plastic bags. Bethany Sew-&-Sew

Fusing - Plastic Bag Fusing

How to fuse plastic bags into material for making projects.

Granny Square Bag Pattern

Create a bag with plastic bags. My Recycled Bags

Jump Rope

No need to purchase jump ropes. You can make it by recycling plastic bags. Childs List

Messenger Bag

This project is a messenger bag crafted from plastic grocery bags. My Recycled Bags

Newpaper Bag Yarn

Recycle newspaper bag sleeves into yarn which can be used in crocheting, knitting and weaving projects.


Crochet a fun placemat using plastic grocery bags and this free pattern. Creative Jewish Mom

Plarn Hair Barrette

Free crochet barrette pattern made with plarn (plastic yarn). Crochet N Crafts

Plastic Bag Bag

After making plarn, crochet up a useful bag with plastic bags. Vegan Crochet

Plastic Bag Bowls

Crochet plastic grocery bags into small bowls. Nezumi World

Plastic Bag Crochet Hint & Tips

Useful tips when crocheting with plastic bags. Nezumiworld

Plastic Bag Hat PDF

Instructions for making a hat with plastic bags. The Dreaming Printer

Plastic Bag Rug

Weave plastic yarn into a rug. Thrifty Fun

Plastique Plarn Purse

Recycle plastic grocery bags into a useful item. The Knitty Professors

Pot Scrubber

This free pattern is for a circle pot scrubber made with plarn (plastic bag yarn) and acrylic yarn. iYarny

Purse / Bag

How to knit a purse or small bag with plastic yarn. Instructables

Quilted Plastic Bag

An article on making a quilted plastic bag from fusible plastic. Craftastica

Recycled Plastic Carryall

Recycle plastic shopping bags by knitting them into a carryall. DIY Network

Recycled Plastic Water Bottle Holder

This water bottle holder has a wide and long strap so it may be worn as a sling bag over your shoulder and across your body. My Recycled Bags

Rose Embellishment

Instructions on recycling plastic bags into a plastic bag rose embroidery. Nezumi World

Sleep Mat Tutorial

Learn how to crochet or knit a sleep mat using plastic bags. Vickie Howell

Sleep Mats

How to make sleep mat with plarn. DIY Ways


How to knit a tote from plastic bags. All Free Crafts

Tote Bag

A tote bag from plastic grocery bags. My Recycled Bags

Tote Bag - Bread Bag Tote

Recycle bread bags into a useful tote bag. My Recycled Bags

Tote Bag - Hobo Tote Bag

A crochet tote which can be used as a purse or reuseable shopping bag. Plastic Bag Crafts

Wreath - Plastic Bag Wreath

A fun way to recycle plastic grocery bags is to make a holiday wreath.

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