I kept the basic V-shape top and comfortable shoulder strap. For this purse, I used a one-way, half-double crochet for the body and back and forth, half-double crochet for the V top and strap - for a nice design and to keep it light.. The straight lines of this bag and slim profile makes it great for packing and storing. But you won't be storing this much -- it will be your go-to piece.
This purse is Publix bag brown with green specs from logo and lettering on the bag.
It is a great size - 10" wide and 9" high from bottom to middle notch. The one inch wide shoulder strap provides a 19" drop.
To make plarn I cut non biodegradable plastic shopping bags into strips and connect them to make yarn. I create my plarn using a double strand, crosscut construction that ensures strength, and longevity. It took 45 used and cleaned bags to make this gem.
The results are worthwhile. I am reusing/upcycling bags that could languish for centuries in a landfill, or could be recycled - which is a good thing, but requires using more energy. The purse is light weight, strong and a piece you will use for a long time.
I did not line this bag in order to maintain flexibility. Hand wash and air dry.
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