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Topic: Plastic bags turned paper bag (img tubby)  (Read 1474 times)
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« on: February 12, 2008 03:06:37 PM »

I have seen tons of bags made of plastic and I thought I would give it a go.  I was inspired by this post:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=222676.0

I sort of keep a photo log of the steps but missed a few due to some experimentation.

I started by flattening my bags and stacking them on my cutting mat.
I then cut off the top (with the handles) and the bottoms.

This is where I lost track with the pictures.

I've read several posts on how to fuse the plastic and tried a couple methods.  Two sheets of posterboard will give the smoothest fabric (had to use the highest setting on my iron) or parchment paper (on the rayon setting).  I layered 6-8 sheets of the plastic for each panel of the plastic fabric.

I used a pattern for the quilt bags my mother and I make (need to post them eventually), but it turned out like a paper bag.

Comments and critiques are always welcome!  Smiley
« Last Edit: February 01, 2011 08:36:06 AM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed a coding issue » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008 04:49:56 PM »

Okay-- so just checking... You take a few plastic bags and cut off the handles and the bottom and make them about the same size. Then you place a piece of poster board over them, and iron the bags together. Then, you sew up the bottom and add handles?
Thanks! Love the idea!
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008 05:02:24 PM »

looks great Smiley
apparently we both had the same idea!

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