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Topic: TUTORIAL: MAKE SEWABLE FABRIC FROM PLASTIC BAGS  (Read 159155 times)
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« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2007 01:27:24 AM »

hi! thanx for the tutorial!
u really inspired me.
n guess what?
i made a fabric out of trash bags.
n sew them into a clutch.
hehe.  Grin
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« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2007 04:56:19 AM »

This is a fantastic new technique, very inspiring!

I hope you don't mind but I've emailed the URL for this thread to the teachers in our school's Textiles department (I work as the Art technician) and I think they'll be interested in trying this with our GCSE students.
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« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2007 06:28:48 AM »

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful tutorial. This is just another fine example of how we can re-use and recycle all those plastic bags we get.
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« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2007 07:59:08 AM »

This is a fantastic new technique, very inspiring!

I hope you don't mind but I've emailed the URL for this thread to the teachers in our school's Textiles department (I work as the Art technician) and I think they'll be interested in trying this with our GCSE students.

hahah wow cool! of course i don't mind
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« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2007 08:08:47 PM »

Hey guys, just wanted to say I think this is a really cool idea! I will have to try it.

I wonder if you could sort of sandwich some paper in between the plastic bags? Would you be able to see what was on the paper through the plastic bags? Hmmm... definitely worth trying out I think! It would make the fabric a little stiffer where there was paper I imagine... but if you could find mostly white or solid-colored bags and put some sort of image behind them, it might be kinda nifty!

If someone tries this, let us know how it turns out. I wish I had time to do it myself but I probably won't for a few weeks!
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« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2007 08:26:43 PM »

OK, I tried the tut.  Got about six layers of plastic grocery bags.  Put a Scrabble board on the bottom.  Put a cover from a paperback book on top (about as thick as tagboard) and started ironing on a normal setting.  25 minutes later, no fusing.  I turned the iron setting up higher and still nothing.  Am I doing something wrong?
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« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2007 08:29:10 PM »

I wonder if you could sort of sandwich some paper in between the plastic bags? Would you be able to see what was on the paper through the plastic bags? Hmmm... definitely worth trying out I think! It would make the fabric a little stiffer where there was paper I imagine... but if you could find mostly white or solid-colored bags and put some sort of image behind them, it might be kinda nifty!

If someone tries this, let us know how it turns out. I wish I had time to do it myself but I probably won't for a few weeks!

I tried it... And it didn't really work for me. I used cut out letters with about 5 layers of plastic underneath them and one layer over them. And the paper tore through the plastic. Maybe if you put two or three layers of plastic over the paper it won't tear through the plastic.... I'll have to try again!
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« Reply #47 on: July 04, 2007 04:49:53 AM »

This is a great idea.  ingenious!  Thanks for the tute.  I will be trying it for sure.
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« Reply #48 on: July 04, 2007 12:23:50 PM »

Love the innovative idea! I just returned from the store with WAY too many plastic bags and now I know just what to do. Mind if I post this, along with a photo of your fabulous bag, at http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com?

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« Reply #49 on: July 04, 2007 12:53:22 PM »

Love the innovative idea! I just returned from the store with WAY too many plastic bags and now I know just what to do. Mind if I post this, along with a photo of your fabulous bag, at http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com?

alissa

go right ahead.  thanks.
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