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Topic: TUTORIAL: MAKE SEWABLE FABRIC FROM PLASTIC BAGS  (Read 152579 times)
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« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2007 09:27:24 AM »

I just HAD to give this a try. I used wax paper like the You Tube video suggested and it worked great. There was no smell at all (and therefore I'm assuming no toxic fumes either).

I was very happy with how easily it sewed together and also that I could cut it easily on my scrapbooking cutting board!

Here's the end result:

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« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2007 09:34:07 AM »

And now possibly no one will recycle them at all for fear of fumes, that was not constructive criticism because many people do not weave or crochet.  sorry, off my soapbox now Lips sealed
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« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2007 09:40:57 AM »

Is anyone else feeling the need to made clothing out of this? With a lining and making a fairly light material it should work right? Am I asking too many questions to help cover the possible insanity of my wannabeplan? heh
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« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2007 11:36:07 AM »

Is anyone else feeling the need to made clothing out of this? With a lining and making a fairly light material it should work right? Am I asking too many questions to help cover the possible insanity of my wannabeplan? heh

GO FOR IT!

I would love to see the results.  Honestly this really makes a great fabric and I am dreaming up more projects too!

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« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2007 06:16:34 PM »

just because you don't smell anything doesn't mean that there are no fumes released. if anything, you are just huffing the toxins yourself.

i wasn't trying to discourage anyone from trying this; crafters improve the world and our actions while crafting are important. we can't keep melting beads and plastic and not think about how that will effect ourselves or our environment.
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« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2007 08:01:30 PM »

how i think about it is that if you "live" in fear of everything (getting cancer from cell phones, toxic fumes from melted plastic, your car igniting from static electricity while pumping gas, etc.) then you will never actually get to live.

either way, just use a well ventilated room.

so yeah.  there is my two cents.  now back to crafting because this is a craft site, not a safety site.
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« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2007 08:02:15 PM »

also it looks great sunny skies!!!!
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« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2007 01:15:51 AM »

This is so cool! Thank you very much for sharing!

This is what I made using your tutorial!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=179427.new#new


Thanks again!
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« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2007 06:52:33 AM »

i finished my messenger bag.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=179450.new#new
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« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2007 08:17:53 AM »

Thanks Jamiewatchthestars!

I really like how your messenger bag turned out too. I like the colours.

panic_paizlee I really like the headbands. Very cool idea.

I am planning to make some library bags for my kids too. I've made the crocheted bags version but I like this method much better because it is alot stronger.

Nothing wrong with crocheting or weaving the plastic bags either, don't get me wrong here!  Cheesy   
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