The talented grandmother living in New York, got the idea after she saw a friend with a purse made from plastic bags.
Rosa Ferrigno, 75, just knitted a new skirt suit for herself using more than 300 plastic grocery bags. stocked up on bags from her local Wegmans grocery store and cut them into strips. She tied the strips together to make longer, yarn-like pieces, then knitted them together.
Rosa Ferrigno has “sewn and crocheted and knitted her whole life,” She figured out how to make a couple of her own plastic bag purses; before long, she wanted to try something even more ambitious, she used to work as a professional seamstress for Hickey Freeman, a suit manufacturer for men and boys based in Rochester, New York.