I thought I would pop these two in together cause they are both recycled projects and they are kinda rough around the edged.Fused Plastic Bag
So many of my friends are giving this a go and since I had the super cool dry mount press (used in tee shirt shops - very big iron!)
You put 4-6 layers of thin plastic bags together between parchment paper and press until they fuse. Make sure there is a fan or ventilation, melting plastic always makes fumes.
So I made the sheets and then I surged together these two bags. They are good for catch alls, change mail etc.Tee Shirt Shopping Bag
Well one of the many craft lists I am on sent a link to Martha Stewart ( ha ha) making this recycled tee shirt shopping bag. The video was fun to watch. Basically you cut a larger neck hole and remove the sleeves and sew together the bottom.http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.3a0656639de62ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=37b1b744dd165110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&xsc=eml_crd_2008_04_16
I snagged on of hubby's newish tee shirts to make mine.
I made a few modification that I think makes it a sturdier shopping bag.
- I did a French seam in the bottom (sewed it once WST the flipped it RST and sewed again).
- I boxed the bottom.
- I folded the shoulders into thirds and sewed them down.
- I zig zagged all of the raw edges at the top.
I would use newish tee shirts if you really want to be able to carry groceries in them. Also my hubby Extra Large was a bit big, a medium would probably be perfect.
Another shot of the handle was requested.