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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wrapping scarves make great fruit carriers!

My boys sure do love them some grapefruit. We buy it by the boxful and devour it all throughout winter and early spring to steer clear of colds and other nasty winter bugs. Since it's the one thing we always have lots of, we often share the wealth when going over a friend's house or repaying some debt of neighborly gratitude. Here's how to make a great little hobo bag from a wrapping scarf for carrying your fruit.


Bagging up about 9-10 regular sized grapefruits will require a Medium sized wrap.


Spread out the wrap and fold in half so that the wrong side is showing.


Take one corner of the wrap and tie a single knot about a third of the length of the side. When making the single knot, try wrapping the fabric around your hand to make a neat knot.


Repeat on the other side. Make sure both sides are even and that the knots are nice and snug.


Open the wrap by separating the corners that aren't tied.


Give the whole thing a little fliperoo and fold the knotted ends into the center of the wrap.


Lift up your newly formed bag by the free corners and give her a little shake down. Gently punch your fist into the bottom of the bag to form the pocket.


Tie the loose ends in a tight square knot. The bag looks deceivingly small. But look at how much grapefruit goodness fits inside!


So much nicer than a yucky plastic bag. Now off to my wonderful neighbor Ann's who gave me a tub of the most wonderful kimchi a couple weeks ago. Happy wrapping to you and remember that wrapping with fabric is not only good for the earth, it's easy peasy grapefruit squeezy!

This and other bag making how-tos in The Wrapping Scarf Revolution.
Till next time, happy wrapping! xo Patricia

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing such a clever and fun way to carry lots of things including some yummy fruit. Happy creating...

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