Market bags are totally trendy right now, the look is somehow light and summery and a bit retro. This DIY macrame market bag is quickly knotted and is somewhat more stable than a crocheted market bag due to the somewhat thicker macrame cotton ropes.
I really like the macrame look for the bag and am thinking of trying a version with thinner thread and a knotted shoulder strap … what do you think?
DIY MACRAME HANDBAG INSTRUCTIONS
The macrame handbag is actually super simple because it only consists of square knots. I have already explained the basics in the macrame lamp video . So if you want to take a closer look at it again, please stop by again.
For a DIY macrame handbag you need the following materials:
- Straw handbag
- Embroidery needle
- small scissors
Macrame yarn varies greatly in thickness, so it is best to have a look at it beforehand or order the same 😉
TIPS & TRICKS
Cut macrame ropes – You need 10 cotton ropes of 1.20cm each, i.e. 20 cuts
Loop cotton ropes around the rings – take 10 of the ropes in half and loop them around the ring. Then hang up the rings somewhere to knot.
Tie square knots – The first row of square knots can now be set with even spacing. If you want to take a closer look at it, check out the video or the illustrated version in the macrame lamp blog post.
Rows 2-5 knots – For all further rows, we leave out the outer knots, which we need to connect the two sides of the bag evenly with each other at the end. This creates a knotted triangle for both rignes down to a knot in the middle.
Putting the sides together – hang the rings side by side and fill in the missing knots. After the first row there are 2 threads over on both sides, which together again form a square knot. In the third row 2 nodes can be added, etc. Then fold over and connect the two sides on the other side in the same way.
Bottom knot – The macrame market bag can now be finished in different ways. Often the remaining cords are simply tied together. I put another row on top and then laid the final row flat on the floor and knotted ropes from the front and back to form square knots.