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« on: August 13, 2004 07:01:05 PM »

The first one is what happened when I was bored one night and had about 30 plastic bags lying around. The second was constructed from a pair of jeans and a belt.



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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2004 07:06:29 PM »

can I just say fantastic?
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2004 08:38:43 PM »

Thanks! I really love my plastic bag bag. It's quite the conversation piece.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2004 11:33:05 PM »

Does the plastic bags bag hold up pretty well? What did you use to sew it with? Did you hand sew it? Sorry for all the questions!
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2004 12:32:35 AM »

Does the plastic bags bag hold up pretty well? What did you use to sew it with? Did you hand sew it? Sorry for all the questions!

to continue with krrafty_eye's questions: they also look really sturdy; did you layer them? and wouldn't the bags usually just tear into shreds?
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2004 05:01:10 AM »

The plastic bag bag ( I love typing that), is very sturdy! I basically folded the bags into small squares and then sewed them together with a double stitch. then I folded three of the plastic bags long ways to make the two inch handle, bottom and sides. The top of the bag was reinforced with clear tape, but the rest of the bag is as is. I guess the plastic could tear, but so far it hasn't. It's a great bag. I use it for everything. I can fit schoolbooks in it or groceries...it holds quite a bit.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2004 09:39:12 AM »

awesome! could we get a tutorial? . . . for those of us bad with needles that lack hooks ::laughs::
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2004 10:23:31 AM »

I like the plastic bag one it's so cool i've never seen anything like it and the jean purse i like but i would like it better if you cut it slightly above the crotch area.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2004 11:46:17 AM »

WOW!
was that your idea?
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2004 01:10:58 PM »

Plastic bag tutorial:

You'll need: 21 plastic grocery bags for the tote size bag I made or as many depending on the size of the bag you wish to make, clear tape and a sewing machine unless you wish to sew by hand.






I hope my drawings are easy to understand. I'm not really the best at doing these tutorials.
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