My Recycled Bags: Crochet or Knit plastic for fab new bags
I've just discovered 'Recycled Cindy', who runs the blog My Recycled Bags: a great resource for anyone looking to knit or crochet plastic and other unusual materials to make eco-friendly yet stylish bags.
In the blog, she regularly features her own recycled bag creations along with step-by-step instructions on how to make them. She takes all sorts of raw materials to make the bags, including old denim jeans, crocheted polythene and even video tape ribbon (pictured). Ever wanted to know how to crochet a granny square out of old bags? Cindy will show you how. As well as the familiar tote-style shoppers, you'll find patterns for bags of all sorts here: clutch bags, lunch sacks, make-up bags and just loads more really inventive recycling ideas.
If that all sounds a bit too crafty for you, you can also buy Cindy's products here.