Rebecca Norman wrote:Or does it stretch and become a bigger bag this way?
Nicole Alderman wrote:Won't the holes themselves unravel/"run"? When I get a hole in my t-shirts, it usually becomes a bigger hole pretty quickly by the knitting unraveling, kind of like a run in ones stockings.
You'll have to keep us updated for how long it lasts! I'm sure your shirt was already a goner by the time you turned it into a net bag, so there's no real loss if it falls apart really quickly. I'm curious to see how this performs over time!
Carla Burke wrote:
I can speak to this one, lol. Though I cut longer cuts, and more of them, and I tend to overload my bags, they usually far outlast the bags one can purchase at the grocery store. In fact, the seams often fall apart more quickly than the actual fabric does, and the fabric will get stained and ugly, and still not fall apart. I usually stop carrying them to the store or market, at the point when they are embarrassing, and only use them for harvesting, garage sales, and general 'around the house' use. In a nutshell - they may last longer than you actually want them to, unless they get torn or badly snagged on something sharp - just like it would if you were wearing it. Of course, the initial thickness of the shirt plays into it, too.
Rebecca Norman wrote:What is the purpose of the holes? I mean, why not just make a cloth bag from the t-shirt? Or does it stretch and become a bigger bag this way?