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Topic: TUTORIAL: MAKE SEWABLE FABRIC FROM PLASTIC BAGS  (Read 150863 times)
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« Reply #80 on: August 07, 2007 07:20:03 PM »

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« Reply #81 on: August 17, 2007 07:32:13 PM »

I mean dang, I do my best at recycling, using the special little bin for my aluminum glass and cardboard, so I am not a recycling genius, but... it seems to me that when you dump your old bags at the retailers for recycling, they dont take them immeadiately out of there and reuse, they have to offer new ones (im talking wal-mart, target, etc...) so.. it seems to me that when they gather up the used bags, they must melt them first to make the new ones. Is this how it works?Huh I am just curious...  Smiley
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« Reply #82 on: August 17, 2007 10:30:24 PM »

they don't usually get recycled into new bags. they get chopped up and turned into various things like certain types of insulation for example.
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« Reply #83 on: August 18, 2007 06:02:00 AM »

omg that is so good, i looked at your makeup bag, which looks really good. I'm between a purse (american wallet?) or -copying you! he he Grin - a makeup bag! thankyou for this idea!
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« Reply #84 on: August 19, 2007 12:01:54 PM »

That's really clever  Smiley
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« Reply #85 on: August 20, 2007 11:27:36 AM »

Just a heads-up, EtsyLabs made a tut about this as well, except they use parchment paper instead of cardstock.  That's cheaper and I always have that on hand.

http://etsylabs.blogspot.com/2007/05/long-overdue-fusing-plastic-bag.html
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« Reply #86 on: August 21, 2007 07:13:01 PM »

Awesome for eco-friendly projects.. ty! Cheesy
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« Reply #87 on: August 25, 2007 02:44:17 AM »

I was really excited about this project and tried it out using all of the resources that the vast internet provides and was unable to 'make it work'. (And I mean that I spent hours) I am in awe of anyone that was able to pull anything out of this...  Snaps to you!
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« Reply #88 on: August 29, 2007 01:15:00 PM »

Awesome idea, I know I will have to try it at some point.

A few pages back, someone mentioned using paper cutouts sandwiched between the plastic bags as an embellishment, and it didn't turn out.  I wonder if those plastic window cling thingys (I see them mostly for holiday decoration, but sometimes other themes as well) would work?  Something to try...
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« Reply #89 on: September 04, 2007 07:04:49 PM »

id love to try this!! Grin
but will it smell like melting plastic?
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