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Topic: Makeup bag made entirely from plastic bag fabric....not hideous!  (Read 60361 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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