Craftster Quickies: Reusable Shopping Bags

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Reusable Shopping Bags In this episode of Craftster Quickies, Pam shows you how to turn those unwanted plastic shopping bags into a reusable sandwich wrap. She also shows you how to use the same fused plastic method to create reusable shopping tote bags, which are perfect for holiday shopping and toting gifts around to friends and family!

Check out the Fused Plastic tag for other project ideas, from gorgeous jewelry to housewares.

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16 Comments

  1. HRSG says:

    Great quickie Pam! Love the guest appearance by Lola, and the hand of OMP!

  2. Atsuko says:

    Pam, you are always sooo cute. I am loving all of your wonderful tutorials. Thank you!!!

  3. goddam! I was just thinking about doing this, you’re STEALING MY THOUGHTS!!!!

    I don’t think parchment paper is as readliy availiable in the UK, I have greaseproof paper, will that work?

    Thanks x

  4. pixieval says:

    Great video! I’ve always wanted to try out fusible plastic, but have been super nervous. Just might have to give it a try now!

  5. Shane B. says:

    Thank you so much, I love green crafts.

  6. Mandyhello says:

    haha, this is great :)

  7. Barbarella says:

    Brilliant! Geekysweetheart, you can get parchment paper here, they sell it in the supermarkets, sometimes it’s called baking paper or baking parchment, the one in my kitchen is from morrisons. x

  8. thankyou Barbarella

  9. MelissaTheStylist says:

    Thank you. I can’t wait to make these as green gifts

  10. Bizooey says:

    AHHH. So good. I want to make fabric out of this, I have so many plastic bags laying around!

  11. logan says:

    if the fabric is supposed to be two inches bigger all the way around, shouldnt it be 16 inches?

  12. solarray says:

    logan-the plastic square was 12″ so the fabric would be 14″

    i’ve made the bag before with my girl scout troop, it wasn’t practicle for them all to sew them so we duct tapped the sides instead using bright colors. you can also make the handles out of duct tape. i’ve been using mine as a grocery bag for 3 years now without it tearing.

    thanks for the sandwich wrap idea i’ll have to try that one.

  13. mmmsugar66 says:

    OMG! I just joined the site and this is the first video I’ve watched!! LOVE IT!! Pam- you are adorable! And what a great idea to fuse plastic and reuse those bags!! THANK YOU!! :)

  14. Fraugee728 says:

    Logan – yes, she says it should be 14″, but 2″ all the way around would be a 16″ square of fabric. And I can’t tell for sure because it’s a video, but it looks to me like there is a 2″ overlap all the way around (not 1″ like a 14″ square would provide).

  15. I came here for rafts and was sorely disappointed! Bah!

    Thanks for the super cute tute on the sandwich bags! I think my husband will appreciate some superhero sandwich wrappers.

    Also, the rafts comment was because of the picture at the top of the post. The c was cut out of crafts….and I’m explaining this too much and making it lame.

    Thanks again!

  16. Ziv says:

    awesome fabric shopping bags :) )) thanks!

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