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jordyca
« 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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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2009 07:43:16 PM »

What a cool little purse! I love it.
I have a bunch of chip bags from another project...I didn't have the heart to toss them.
Thanks for a funky fresh idea. You are awesome
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2009 10:53:35 PM »

I love this idea! i am saving bags from large candy and cookie packages. There is so much color on the bags it would be a shame to waste them.
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2009 11:33:32 PM »

Thank you all!! I agree there is so mucho color on this bags, and we can help the planet, a bit. I just have to see how long does the color last, maybe with the use the color will fade.. So thanks, it´s a good idea to have some clear vinyl to protect the foil.
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2009 12:02:53 AM »

Neat idea. And it's even waterproof! Is the design holding up well with use?
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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2009 09:04:19 AM »

Who would have thought of this!!  This is such a great idea.  I have to try this for myself.
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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2009 06:08:39 PM »

Very cute! Since it looks like you cut two separate pieces anyways, maybe you could use a front of a chips bag for the back of the coin purse too, then both sides would be colorful.
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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2009 07:58:34 AM »

that is pretty cool. i bet i could come up with something like that.
you mentioned having fabric under the bag, did you sew in a liner or anything?
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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2009 10:11:16 AM »

That's really cute!! Was the awkward to add. I never have done anything with zippers but I wanna try this.
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2009 10:25:36 AM »

That is cute!  I may have to give this a try...
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2009 04:27:43 PM »

Thats very cute!!! I love it.
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« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2009 02:49:03 PM »

VERY VERY VERY! cute purse and original idea.
I have a 'thing' about Kettle chease & onion crisp here in the UK,

I might start recycling the bags into purses Grin
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« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2009 09:28:21 PM »

cute
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« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2009 03:38:33 PM »

That is wicked sweet!! I want one...LOL!!
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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2009 09:26:36 AM »

Thats so bloomin cute! I want oooooone! It looks so bright and cool!
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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2009 07:38:23 PM »

So nice nice idea... I wanna one Wink
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« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2009 09:29:42 PM »

Oooh this is so neat I wish I had one!
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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2009 10:59:49 AM »

I love this! You did an awesome job! The zipper looks perfect and it so well made! Kudos! I would love to make one for my daughter. Is there any chance you could post a tutorial with pictures step by step if possible. I'm kinda dense LOL. I would really appreciate it. You're craftsmanship is excellent! Thanks so much Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2009 07:41:47 AM »

That is awesome!!
I have thought about doing something like this before, but haven't gotten around to it yet!  You did a great job! 
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« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2009 10:03:28 AM »

 I love it and definately gonna try it myself!

Thanx for the inspiration!
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« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2010 10:46:28 AM »

great job on this purse Wink
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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2010 08:00:44 PM »

I was so inspired by your purse that I made one for my cousin for Christmas out of a Doritos bag!  It turned out awesome, although I think I used more duct tape than fabric!
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« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2010 10:48:31 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

I wish it didn't cost so much to mail things or I would send you chip bags through the mail. Tongue
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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2010 04:01:08 PM »

Great idea.  It came out really nice. 
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