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Topic: Makeup bag made entirely from plastic bag fabric....not hideous!  (Read 60517 times)
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« on: June 22, 2007 01:13:39 PM »

For a tutorial on how to create plastic bag fabric....go here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178442.new#new

I made this bag.  It was a LOT of fun to sew.  It was incredibly easy fabric to work with.  I thought it would make a nice makeup case because it can be wiped out with a damp cloth to clean it.





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the flower was attatched with hot glue, the rest was sewn on my machine.  I used an overlock stitch to make the edges look neat.  there is velcro to close it.  im really happy with how it turned out.  i am going to try to make a messenger bag next.
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007 01:22:32 PM »

very cool.  how srtong is the fabric?  i've been crocheting shopping bags from shopping bags but would love a different take on it.  I'm seeing a lot of water resistant bike gear in my future (here in the pacific northwest everything is about the rain.)
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007 01:23:30 PM »

Your bag looks fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial as well. I may try out this 'fabric' to make a lunchbag instead of the usual oilcloth! Great way to recycle aswell!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2007 01:24:48 PM »

That's so neat. I love the flower detail.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007 01:24:59 PM »

It is fairly strong!

I could not tear it with my hands.  i can poke a hole in it with a scissor though.

as long as you are not holding sharp objects, im sure its fine to use to make anything really
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007 02:17:53 PM »

I think this rocks! It combines recycling and craft-yay!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2007 02:26:03 PM »

that is tite man!
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2007 02:47:39 PM »

Very very cool! I'm making tote bags out of the plastic to go with my knitted and crochted plastic mesh bag to bring things back from the supermarket. I'm also going to make a zippered bag out of this fabric to go with my reusable cotton yarn tampons, to carry them round in Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2007 02:51:50 PM »

I'm making tote bags out of the plastic to go with my knitted and crochted plastic mesh bag to bring things back from the supermarket. I'm also going to make a zippered bag out of this fabric to go with my reusable cotton yarn tampons, to carry them round in Smiley

great idea!  i'd love to see once you have finished
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2007 06:27:02 PM »

That is FAR too awesome!  For some strange reason, I love that you can still see the easy button.
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2007 03:53:52 PM »

haha wicked!

I bet you could get some really 'festive' ones around christmas and other holidays...

and I totally noticed the easy button too.

I think I'll be trying this. Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2007 05:46:38 PM »

I made one for myself but I'm not happy with it. It's too big but I love the color combination.
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2007 09:19:02 AM »

That rocks! <3 Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2007 08:56:11 PM »

wow great job would have never thought you could do that
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2007 12:54:49 AM »

What a great use for those pesky plastic bags. I think I'll make a lunch bag like this!
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2007 07:30:11 PM »

Thanks for providing the instructions on how to make the fabric, it will be useful when I start making my fabric grocery bags.

I've seen instructions in a magazine for a fabric shoppping bag that uses oilskin for the lining, but this is much better because it's recycling the plastic bags!
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2007 02:52:41 PM »

This is awesome. It's a great idea; I love the detailing. 
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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2007 08:07:41 AM »

I'm started using cloth bags at the grocery store...and keep coming across great ideas like this to use plastic bags...I sent out a family email looking for them so I can make a few lunch bags with this "fabric"...great idea! Thank you!
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« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2007 10:48:11 PM »

you inspired me...
tomorrow is stayhomeandsew day.
im sooo making a new make up baggg!
i need one too.
is it flexableee?
hmmm......
ill see tomorrow.

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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2008 09:49:34 PM »

This is really great.  Thanks for the tutorial. 
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