How to Repurpose Plastic Carrier Bags into a Cleaning Tool

Turn leftover plastic bags into a handy dish yarn scrubber with this interesting upcycling project using plastic yarn, or 'plarn'.

Materials Needed: Plastic Dish Scrubber

– Plastic bag – Knitting needle

Step 1: Remove Handles

Step 1: Remove Handles

The first thing to do is remove the tough handles from the top of your plastic carrier bag.

Step 2:Cut one long strip

Cut the rest of the bag into a continuous strip of yarn or ‘plarn’ (plastic yarn), 1cm wide.

Step 3:Knit

Step 3:Knit

Using 6mm needles, cast on 20 stitches and knit garter stitch (basic knit stitch) until the work measures 10cm.

Step 4: Fold & Sew

Fold the scrubber in half width ways and sew up around the open sides with the remaining length of yarn.

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