A few readers asked for a tutorial on how to make a macrame hanging produce bag, so here it is! It’s really quite simple to make, and how cute would it be hanging in a modern boho kitchen! The great thing about this bag is that it can be made to any desired length. I went a little crazy with my first one and made it ridiculously long. But hey, the instructions are the same; just use cords shorter than I did and be sure to finish it off once you’ve reached the length you prefer.
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- 8 pieces of 3mm cotton macramé cording, each 120″ in length
- painters’ tape
step 1 – preparation
Cut 8 pieces of 3mm cotton macramé cording, each measuring 120″ long. I actually made this bag using cords 200″ long! Believe me when I say you can easily go with a shorter length of 120″ or greater. Also cut one more piece of cording approximately 40″ long for the Wrapping Knot. Be sure to tape all ends of the cords to prevent fraying while weaving the bag.
step 2 – make the handle
Gather the 8 pieces of 120″ long cords and find the center. Create the handle by making a vertical row of Square Knots (called a Square Knot Sennit). Tie the Square Knots with 4 cords grouped together in the middle, 2 cords on the left, and 2 cords on the right, as shown in the photo below on the right. Make approximately 18 vertical Square Knots for the handle.