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« on: January 27, 2010 04:34:22 PM »

I used this tutorial here from the Etsy Lab Archives to fuse a bunch of plastic bags together.

It was so easy and worked great. I know people have been really into fusing plastic lately. I'm just not sure what to do with it all.. I think I will make a clutch and maybe one of those holders for coffee mugs so you don't burn your fingers. I'm not sure, anyone have any good ideas?


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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010 05:52:34 PM »

Looks like you got some interesting pieces; I'd love to see them as a clutch. Wallets are easy too.

« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010 06:22:01 PM »

I've made tons of stuff with fused plastic bags. It's a good material to make clutches and wallets, bags for groceries, silly hats, bottoms for homemade slippers (I make a lining so your feet don't get sweaty), Lamp shades, blinds... yeah. It's super useful. What I love about it is that you can sew it together rather easily.
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010 08:55:32 PM »

I've tried fusing plastic bags about four times and each time I failed. So I gave up but yours turned out awesome!  Smiley
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010 06:15:11 PM »

I used about 8 sheets of plastic (so 4 bags) and then I put my iron on the highest setting before it gets into the steam settings. You know what I found worked really well was placing a clear plastic bag (those really thin ones that you put your produce in) as the very top layer. Whenever I didn't do that my plastic didn't fuse as nicely and I got stuff sticking to my parchment paper which was annoying and messy. You should try that - it also preserves the ink better.

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