I am so glad that my blog’s migration is finally over, phew!!! After numerous sleepless nights fighting against broken links, fine tuning on the layout (still doing though), adding plugins, widgets… I am back to posting again, YAY!!!
As promised, here is my first free pattern for the crochet drawstring bag made from T-shirt yarn, yup, another recycle project for the environment. You can click the image below to get the free pattern link in acrobat .pdf format.
Before you jump into the free pattern of crochet drawstring bag, below are some of the tips on how to get it done.
Switching Yarn Color
The beauty of T-shirt yarn is that you can make a nice adhere joint for color switching. Simple, just glue the 2 ends with fabric glue. I used Clover fabric bond since it is proven to be long-lasting.
Cut the 2 ends in slanting shape.
Apply glue at a length of 1.5 inch. Join them up as shown.
Wrap the outer yarn onto the inner and make it into tubular form as always. Wait for a few minutes for it to dry and you can continue to crochet.
Another method is to sew them together instead of gluing them.
We need to have eyelets fit at the hole we made to run a draw-string. Sanwich the eyelet pair onto the hole and make sure that it covers up the hole nicely, not leaving any gaps around. Hammer the eyelet firmly by using the appropriate tools and fixtures to fit the outer and inner piece of the eyelet to lock into the proper position.
After finish crochet the drawstring, run it through the eyelet holes. Insert a bead at each end and tie a knot to secure the bead in place.
Attach the shoulder straps and it is done!!!! An environmental friendly T-Shirt Yarn Drawstring Bag is completed.
Should you have any suggestions on what other things you can made from T-shirt yarn, please share with me, I would be more than happy to try it out!!!