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Topic: TUTORIAL: MAKE SEWABLE FABRIC FROM PLASTIC BAGS  (Read 149372 times)
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2007 09:57:58 PM »

oh thank you... would i might be using the wrong cardstock? what was yours or where did you get it?
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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2007 03:16:31 AM »

They sell this really thin thing which servs for iron together two layers fabcric. it was papaer on one side and works like a fabric glue. You iron it on one of the fabricks pull off the paper and iron it onto the other fabric and you get one so even layer of fabric. It's like the sticky layer on the interfacing.
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2007 03:44:38 AM »

wow this is so creative!! do you think it could be used to line a tote... I'm looking into linings for a bag I'm planning to make... would it be strong enough??
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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2007 06:59:58 AM »

What a great idea!  I have a ton of plastic bags and this would be perfect for cosmetic bags.
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« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2007 07:27:23 AM »

thats so awesome, i think i might try that... Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2007 07:39:02 AM »

Very cool! Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2007 10:00:21 AM »

Awesome idea - there is a video tutorial on the Makemagazine vodcast for this weekend:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=sB1mE8e35UY

Has links to a pattern for a messenger bag there tooo Smiley

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« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2007 01:26:39 PM »

wow this is so creative!! do you think it could be used to line a tote... I'm looking into linings for a bag I'm planning to make... would it be strong enough??

yep!  its very strong.

oh thank you... would i might be using the wrong cardstock? what was yours or where did you get it?
i doubt it is the cardstock, but if it is, i used 12x12 scrapbooking cardstock.
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« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2007 05:28:28 PM »

They sell this really thin thing which servs for iron together two layers fabcric. it was papaer on one side and works like a fabric glue. You iron it on one of the fabricks pull off the paper and iron it onto the other fabric and you get one so even layer of fabric. It's like the sticky layer on the interfacing.

I know what you're talking about!  It's fusible webbing.  The brand I use is Heat N Bond Ultra, which works just like you described.  It requires high heat to melt the glue, but if the plastic melts to the glue first... 

It think that may work.  Or use the Heat N Bond Lite.
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« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2007 07:06:45 AM »

Not to sound like a worry wart... the only problem I have with projects like this is that it's really not contributing to a full circle of recycling. Weaving or crocheting the bags is better because there are no toxic fumes released while doing it. Methods are an important key in whether or not something is recycled well.
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