Has anybody knitted w/fabric in strips?

@blondbat (504)
United States
May 21, 2007 5:45pm CST
I had what I thought was a great idea - knit strips of denim into a small bag or purse. I am within 3 rows of finishing one of my own design in a very chunky (6) yarn and thought I would try it in denim. Also thought about weaving one (like a ribbon purse) as well. Boy I sound so ambitious. LOL Has anybody else tried this? I'd like to get feedback before I even get some old jeans to cut up. THX
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@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
6 Jun 07
I've never done this with jeans - I have with t-shirts though, and you just sort of rip back and forth to make a really long strip. I found instructions on someone's blog, I think it was while I was looking up stuff on rag rugs.
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@caver1 (1765)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I have never done this, but it sounds interesting. Please let us know how it goes. Good luck.
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@IL2Knit (1141)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Have you tried doing this yet? I would like to know how it went for you. Thanks. :D
@blondbat (504)
• United States
30 Jul 07
I haven't yet tried it. I haven't even looked for projects on the internet yet. I have been just too busy to make the time. Unfortunately for me, this is just 1 of soooo many things I want to try... not enought hours in my day! If I find anything I will certainly pass it along :D
• United States
12 Oct 11
i have never thought about doing this but it sounds like it is fun and i will have to give it a whirl it sounds like it will make a really cool design when you are done with it i have always wanted to try knitting a purse anyways i do have some old jeans that i could use and if i run out of jeans i could run down to the goodwill store and get some more for really cheap but how do you keep a like to denim going because jeans are not as long as yarn is so you would have to keep tieing off and starting up again my tieing off is a little sloppy
• United States
5 Aug 07
I've never done it but I have seen it done and I think the results are adorable! Oh wait this was three months ago .. have you tried it yet?
@IL2Knit (1141)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Oh I saw pictures of stuff made this way in denim. The vest was so cool, you would love it. Man alive I wish I could remember where I saw it. I'll look through my knitting books and see if I can find it for you. Have fun.