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« on: May 23, 2009 03:49:13 PM »

Bored as I am somethimes, wanting to make something but not sure what, I was watching an episode of Grey´s Anatomy eating some chips and this thought came to my head: could I turn this chips bag into a coin purse mmmh… I trow the rest away, washed the envelope, and try to see if my sewing machine can sew on this plastic.

Sorprise! it does, but only with some fabric under it. I think this is a cool way to recycle chips bags. Now i just told my friends: if you eat chips save the envelope for me and I will make you something nice out of it, I got so obsesed about this that i also put a cardbox in the grocery store near my house to get people recycle their chips bags. We´ll see if it works.





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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009 04:04:16 PM »

that is so awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009 04:27:05 PM »

wuju! it came out great! I must try it paisana, congrats!
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009 04:32:14 PM »

Great idea for recycling, and they look fantastic!

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2009 04:33:59 PM »

Hi Jordyca,

Love the chip bag purse. If you get enough of them recycled you could make a couple shopping bags from them by sewing them all together. Great idea!
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2009 05:03:15 PM »

That's so great!
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2009 05:19:58 PM »

haha Aren't they awesome?  I've made several bags from chip bags.  They draw a lot of attention.  I didn't sew mine.  I used Duct Tape to line it and hold everything together.  They're very sturdy and with the duct tape, the bag isn't crinkly any more.
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2009 07:20:27 PM »

haha Aren't they awesome?  I've made several bags from chip bags.  They draw a lot of attention.  I didn't sew mine.  I used Duct Tape to line it and hold everything together.  They're very sturdy and with the duct tape, the bag isn't crinkly any more.

Thanks for the tip.. I will see if I can find colored duck tape, I think in Mexico we have only the silver type.. I don´t know I haven´t seen any colored type.

Thank you for your comments, eat chips and make bags ha ha ha  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2009 07:22:29 PM »

omg that is so cool.  I have visions of making "snack bags" for my daughters lunch (and mine) made out of snack bags ... thanks for the inspiration!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2009 07:33:30 PM »

That's very cute.  If you add some clear vinyl to protect the chip bag, it'll last forever. 
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