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Topic: This IS a plastic bag! Recycled and very resuable! (Pictures of making of bag)  (Read 46904 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2007 04:10:51 PM »

Wow, love this!  Smiley  It got a 'this rocks' from me!   Grin

I totally forgot about 'this rocks' and it does!

Awesome! I too was thinking that would be a good use of material from fused plastic bags- a better, more durable, reusable and prettier plastic bag! I was thinking of labelling mine "formerly a plastic bag" or something. I think your direct slogan "this is a plastic bag" is a much better idea and the simple colour scheme works well.  Grin

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I like "formerly a plastic bag" too!

I think you are creating a great standard for this compition. It is wonderfly recycled, yet so contemporary, a clever take on current fashion fads and has such great and clean design you wouldn't think "recycled bag". I don't know much about the "not a plastic bag" bags, just saw them on the today show or something, but yeah I thought "well how ridiculous to spend so much money on such a thing!" If the whole idea is about breaking away from labels, why does a canvas bag cost so much money? But your idea plays wonderfly off of that theme.
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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2007 04:29:14 PM »

hey there! i love this bag ... wanted to let you know i posted about it at craftandfound.com ...
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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2007 04:32:04 PM »

I think you are creating a great standard for this compition. It is wonderfly recycled, yet so contemporary, a clever take on current fashion fads and has such great and clean design you wouldn't think "recycled bag". I don't know much about the "not a plastic bag" bags, just saw them on the today show or something, but yeah I thought "well how ridiculous to spend so much money on such a thing!" If the whole idea is about breaking away from labels, why does a canvas bag cost so much money? But your idea plays wonderfly off of that theme.

I actually have one of those "this is NOT a plastic bag" bags, I bought it from the UK-based charity-project (http://www.wearewhatwedo.org/) behind the whole campaign - those people paying so much are nuts! I paid about 21 including post and packing and a copy of the charity's latest book. I got to the top of the waiting list and I wasn't sure whether to get it because I might seem like a fashion victim when this is actually the only 'designer' item I own! But it's actually a really nice, strong, excellent quality bag that I would use all the time if I didn't think I'd get mugged...grr.

I do love the "this IS a plastic bag" bag - it's reusable, which is what the original campaign is all about, anyway. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2007 05:27:10 PM »

What a fantastic bag! I love this fused plastic bag stuff. It's another wonderful way to recycle those pesky plastic bags. Thanks so much for sharing your project.
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2007 05:42:27 PM »

Well, there goes my entry!  I've been working on the same theme (same text, fused plastic bags from the tutorial, etc., but different style).  Great minds, eh?  Cheesy  It looks great, and now I'm totally going to have to vote for it when that time comes!  Nice work!
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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2007 05:56:40 PM »

oh my word! Soooo cool!  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2007 05:56:46 PM »

Thanks everyone!

I have to say that I am really really proud of this project. There are so many possiblities with this idea. I am actually working on a few new projects with fusing plastic bags together. I think it is becoming quite addicting (the fumes maybe? lol).

Someone asked on another thread about possibly using the fused bags to make into clothing.... on Etsy they had a contest called Upcycle and there were two entries where people made rain coats from fused plastic bags. They were awesome! Talk about pure genius!

Bigmouth: Please still consider entering your bag. I would love to see what others have done with fused plastic.

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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2007 06:28:51 PM »

yeah - this baby rocks!

I love that you coordinated the Target print.
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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2007 07:00:48 PM »

That is soo fabulous! i've been thinkin of knitting a bag (out of old plastic bags) but this is way more chic! nice work!
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« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2007 07:33:17 PM »

This is just the best!  Did you sew the pockets on or just duct tape them on?  I'm going to get to work with all my Target bags.  I made a little lunch tote from some fused plastic fabric.  I was thinking it might rip along where it was sewed but that bag is tough!  Lined with duct tape it would be indestructible.  And such a great use for all those pesky bags.  Compliments on your great project! 
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