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« on: August 04, 2007 06:21:03 AM »

I got the instructions on how to fuse bags from here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178442.msg1850382;topicseen#msg1850382

I wanted a new tote bag for various things, and I was inspired by the other fused projects.

Here is my take on it:
Front with pocket:


Back:


Inside with side pocket:


I have to say, fusing bags isn't as easy as it looks - the target bag fused the best for me, so that's why it's on the bottom.  I might reinforce the bottom with some duct tape when I can get to the store to use for groceries...if not, it will make a great knitting bag.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007 01:49:42 AM »

It's very professional looking!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007 12:40:00 PM »

I so love fused plastic. There is definitely a bit of a trick to getting them to smooth properly. You did an excellent job. Is that ribbon you used for the handles and top? It looks totally strong and very chic. Love it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007 01:24:47 PM »

Cool bag. I love the handles!! your right fusing isn't as easy it is kinda like a science experiement! every time is different! I think it is because each bag is made out of different types of plastic.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007 10:17:57 AM »

Thanks for all of you comments!  I'm going to attempt fusing again - only this time using the bags that my daughter's diapers come in - it's a lot thicker and I think I might try just 3 or 4 layers thick.

Is that ribbon you used for the handles and top?

I used some nylon webbing(?)  I think that's what it's called - I found it at my local fabric store - I had a choice btwn cotton or nylon and since the bag's made out of plastic, I thought the nylon would fit. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007 12:57:51 PM »

Great bag!  I like the added pockets.
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2007 06:35:38 PM »

I really like the looks of this bag!  Great job and the outside pocket is a plus! Smiley
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