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Topic: TUTORIAL: MAKE SEWABLE FABRIC FROM PLASTIC BAGS  (Read 153417 times)
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« Reply #60 on: July 15, 2007 06:00:59 PM »

but im wondering...
What does the finished fabric feel like? Do you think you could make a skirt from it?

It feels like thin but really stiff plastic.  It's easy to sew and pretty durable.  You could make a skirt out of it and line it (that'd be excellent), but be forwarned that it'll make a loud crackling sound when you walk.  I'd also make the skirt with a little give, because the seams might get thin if the plastic is repeatedly pulled tight with sitting, etc.
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« Reply #61 on: July 17, 2007 10:44:26 AM »

OMG I am so excited this is great for a day that you are bored want something to do, cannot find anything good in your fabric stash and are too poor to go buy some! I will try it tonight! thanks for the tut!
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« Reply #62 on: July 17, 2007 07:48:12 PM »

Fantastic!  I've been wanting to find a way to use all these plastic bags!  I'm planning on using the 'fabric' to make a lining for a fabric grocery bag type thing I'm making Smiley  I never would have thought of it.

[EDIT]Here is the bag I made with it Smiley

My plastic pieces

Finished bag

Plastic lining!
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« Reply #63 on: July 19, 2007 02:14:38 PM »

oh wow!  i love this, thanks!  i'm always making things out of trash bags and stuff that could get thrown away... Cheesy
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« Reply #64 on: July 19, 2007 10:09:19 PM »

This is officially the absolute most awesome thing I have ever seen.  I'm so doing this after I conquer half my pile of half-finished crafty-ness.
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« Reply #65 on: July 20, 2007 02:48:12 PM »

If you do not have cardstock, you can use wax paper and it peels off easy as pie. Infact I think it works far better than cardstock.

Also, instead of cutting the bag down one seam after you remove the handles and base, just fold it once in half then again in half, Do the same to the next sheet and then insert one side i9nto the first sheet you made, then iron them together to form a seamless sheet of fabric. You can add as many sheets as you want to make it as large as you need.

Works perfect every time for me.
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« Reply #66 on: July 20, 2007 04:00:16 PM »

First, this is an awesome idea and a fabulous tutorial. 

Next, I tried this.  Twice.  The first time, I forgot not to peel the cardstock while warm, and got some holes.  But I did have large useable pieces.  The second time came out a lot better.  My question is, does your "fabric" have wrinkles/small bubbles?  I absolutely could not get mine smooth.  What am I doing wrong??
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« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2007 12:14:20 AM »

That's awesome. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to have to try this!
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« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2007 09:57:10 AM »

My question is, does your "fabric" have wrinkles/small bubbles?  I absolutely could not get mine smooth.  What am I doing wrong??

small bubbles means that you didn't iron enough.
wrinkles means that you ironed too much.


i suggest making sure that you do a similar time on all sections and then going back and touching it spots that need it.
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« Reply #69 on: July 22, 2007 10:58:46 AM »

My question is, does your "fabric" have wrinkles/small bubbles?  I absolutely could not get mine smooth.  What am I doing wrong??

small bubbles means that you didn't iron enough.
wrinkles means that you ironed too much.


i suggest making sure that you do a similar time on all sections and then going back and touching it spots that need it.
Thanks for the advice... I'll give it another try later this week.
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