Convert plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless.
Knitting instructions for plastic bags into mats for the homeless.
Maria mendez young and other american legion auxiliary members in california are part of an initiative to create and provide these sleeping mats to homeless veterans in their community.
Plastic bags 500 700 grocery bags knitting needles size 10 or.
Making plastic mats for the homeless was another matter.
Nov 3 2017 explore grandmadragon s board plarning mats for homeless on pinterest.
Plastic yarn can be used to crochet shopping bags very easily.
Cut off the handles and the bottom seam so that you re left with a rectangle.
500 700 plastic shopping bags for a person sized mat but can vary depending on what you re using the mat for 10mm or larger crochet hook.
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Wonderful community service project to reuse plastic bags and craft the bags into sleeping mats for homeless and.
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These sleeping mats make great supplies for the homeless population allowing them to sleep comfortably wherever they need to.
Mar 23 2019 explore yrussell1 s board crochet plastic bags into mats for homeless on pinterest.
It also makes a great addition to any camping trip.
John the apostle catholic church to create their own mats using about 700 plastic bags apiece.
By collecting plastic bags and crocheting them in to sleeping mats you can give a homeless veteran a soft place to lay his or her head and help keep plastic bags out of oceans and landfills.
But with plastic bags cut into strips.
Library s knitting group hopes plarn blankets bring comfort to street sleepers.
The basic instructions are above and can be.
Meanwhile in norwalk iowa the mighty mat makers meet once a week at st.
So far they have spent at least 100 hours on the project producing 18 mats that have been handed out to the homeless and there are many more to come.
Materials to make a sleep mat from plastic bags.
Nanaimo harbour city seniors in namaimo british columbia canada have taken plastic shopping bags and turned them into sleeping mats by crocheting them together.
Flatten the plastic bag to best you can and straighten any of the bags creases.
If you have decided to knit or crochet a bag from plastic bags you ll need to know how to prepare the plastic bag first.