Tutorial 06: how to cut plastic bags into yarn (plarn)?

Here is the practical process of cutting a plastic bag into yarn, you will need:

  • A pair of scissors

  • A clean single-use plastic bag 

  • A small stick


Clean and dry a single-use plastic bag.


I cut off the top and the end of a plastic bag, folding the rest of the plastic bag four to five times


Then I made diagonal cuts, the gap of the cuts being around 2 cm.


After cutting, I unfold the bag to turn it into a long yarn (plarn)


Then I roll it around a wooden stick.


This is the process of making plastic yarn; it can be used for crocheting, knitting, weaving and embroidery projects.  You can also check out the video tutorial here: