Friday, November 6, 2015

One Item Scratched Off My "To - Do" List Aluminum Tab Bag

I've seen bags crocheted with using soda tabs worked into the stitches and always wanted to give it a try. Well i lucked out and acquired a bunch of soda tabs from a nice man at a thrift store who gave me bags of them. (has to be the oddest sale score i've ever made)
Anyway, i couldn't find a pattern i liked, so i made up my own bag as i went along. This is what i came up with:
Measures approx (it does give a little)
14 inches wide across front
11 inches tall
7 inches wide (front to back)
Side pocket- 7 inches tall x 6 inches wide
Strap - 38 inches x 2 inches wide (not counting key ring and tab connectors)
Flap- 7 1/2 wide x 11 inches long
Reclaimed Cotton Tee Shirt Lining (hand sewn)
Crocheted with cotton yarn
1,888 Recycled aluminum tabs (100% post consumer waste) Washed before use
4 Key ring strap connectors

I've never made one before, but as you can see i think it's pretty cool. Stylish and made with recycled materials (except the yarn and key rings) Definitely a conversation piece.
It's strong, but not heavy. I used cotton variegated yarn which gives it's mixed pattern in blended shades of white, tan and brown.
Sorry, no pattern. One of a kind.

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