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Well I used to have more time, but now I have six jobs and no time, why isn't the money flowing in like a flood?
Anyway, I still don't feel free with my limited cash and I want to restart my vermicomposting. i have the louvers to make a Awesome aerated worm bin but I'm skeptical about it still. Then I saw an instructable with a flow through bag made of sewn felt and it seemed to work for folks, but it required building a wood frame and I don't have the tools. Nor do I have an Ikea store nearby, LOL. Anyway I though, I could build a frame from PVC and make one myself.
But again, I'm cheap as hell and while at the dollar store I thought, " Well, rather than buying a drawstring closure from Joannes for $X I could just buy something from the dollar store and steal it's drawstring closure." So I bought two laundry bags for a dollar. Then I noticed that the laundry bag is probably not made from natural fibers but some non-woven something, probably nylon, and I thought, Hey, Why not try using the bag itself?
So here are my thoughst.
1.Cinch up the bag to a small opening, and tie off the cord.
2. Turn the bag upside down and unstitch the bottom, which is a square.
3. Fold down the bag wall and reinforce its edge, adding hanging loops. or maybe I will fold down the walls to make it half as long ( Its pretty long and reinforce the sides by quilting the two layers together up and down and around. Add loops nonetheless.
4. buy some zipper line and reattach the bottom via the zipper to make it a closure
5. Then, measure and build a PVC frame to hold it up, via the reinforced loops.
I should probably take pictures as I go along to document. If it works I'll have a cheap and easy worm flow through inn, if it doesn't work, I'll only have spend a dollar on the material and I can still scavenge the drawstring to use to make the felt version ( since I already bought the felt...)