Bread Bag Rugs

Old 08-06-2010, 04:55 AM
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My grandma used to mkae this round rugs out of bread bags. They were colorful, and very practical. I have no idea of how big to cut strips, or how she managed to fasten them together. If I could save enough of the bags, I might be able to make Christmas gifts out of them because i am hoping to make very affordable gifts this year. Does anyone have an idea of how to make these? Boy do I miss my grandma!
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:41 AM
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Interesting craft. Never heard of them. Please post pix if you ever get a pattern.
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I know that you can crochet them. I was on a crochet board and a lady did them, they had a special way to cut the bag into strips. I wish I could help more, I think the board was crochetville.com, or something VERY close!
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http://www.ehow.com/how_5552080_make...read-bags.html

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-...apper-Rug.aspx

This mentions about cutting them into strips with scissors. The second link has pictures.

(pictures help me; I'm a visual learner..)
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GOOGLE it. That's the best way to find info. Was it braided? My sister makes those wool braided rugs, she cuts the strips, braids them and then there is a way to sew them together. If you're using plastic you could probably cut additional strips to bind the braids together or use fishing line. http://www.craftown.com/instruction/rugs.htm
If that link doesn't work just try copying and pasting it in.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:54 AM
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I made these in the 80's :D:D:D
I cut the strips 2" wide, starting at the top, spiraling down to the bottom. Variations in the width of the strips will not show up in the end :wink: So just eyeball the 2" when cutting the strips.
Knot the ends together, and roll in a ball like you would yarn.

I used a size J or K crochet hook to crochet them into ovals, rounds, squares and rectangle shapes. I had everyone and their brothers saving them for me LOL
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You could use plastic shopping bags as well.
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Originally Posted by amma
I made these in the 80's :D:D:D
I cut the strips 2" wide, starting at the top, spiraling down to the bottom. Variations in the width of the strips will not show up in the end :wink: So just eyeball the 2" when cutting the strips.
Knot the ends together, and roll in a ball like you would yarn.

I used a size J or K crochet hook to crochet them into ovals, rounds, squares and rectangle shapes. I had everyone and their brothers saving them for me LOL
I made some years ago too....this sounds like the way I did it. It takes a lot of bags to make a rug if I remember right!!
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this link might help you

http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bag-Rug/
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another idea on this link

http://www.thefrugallife.com/plasticbags.html
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