If you’ve been to a vintage store recently, or remember the 60s-80s, than you’ve probably seen a button bag. It’s a pretty cute design really. They have wooden handles, a lining, and an outer layer of the bag which is removable via the buttons and can be reversed.
I came across one such bag on a recent thrift store visit and knew immediately that I wanted to use it to make one of my handbags made with recycled plastic grocery bags.
What you see here is my second attempt. My original idea was a variation on a granny square, but alas, it was an epic fail
What can I say? I’m just really in love with working in the round and utilizing the tapestry crochet technique.
Yep, that zig-zag pattern didn’t happen by accident! I love the variations in designs that can be achieved with tapestry crochet.
What sets this bag apart from all the other plarn (that’s plastic+yarn=plarn) bags I’ve made to date is that it’s lined. Not that it needed to be lined. In fact, I like it better when they aren’t, but since the lining was already attached to the handles I figured I might as well just leave it attached.
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