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« on: January 06, 2006 07:32:16 PM »

I was bored last night and decided to finally try it.  It was considerably easier than I thought, not to say it was easy, just easier.  I added a magnetic snap as a closure.  Completly inspired by ReadyMade.
I took it to work tonight and the guys I work with (usually pretty macho) were grabbing it from each other to look at it.  Everytime someone new came in, they would show it off.

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2006 03:51:29 AM »

I can't see your pics. Huh
I so want too.
Can you give a bit of an idea as to how you made this?


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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2006 09:09:21 PM »

I pretty much just registered so I could tell you how much I appreciate this bag. Yes, I may be a male like your co-workers, but I can assure you I appreciate it for more than the novelty value. I have a personal dislike for plastic bags as they are not sustainable or easily (hardly) recyclable. Way to re-use + two thumbs up.

Also, is that straight plastic? is there backing to it? ...and...it was sewn, right?

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2006 11:19:51 PM »

That is incredible. Utterly awesome. Tutorial, maybe, pretty please?

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2006 12:49:38 AM »

I've always wanted to make this but it looks really intimidating in Readymade. I may try it now as it isn't as hard as you thought, hopefully I'll find it the same. It looks awesome.

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2006 01:40:56 PM »

Wow, such wonderful comments, especially from Coastline (you registered for me? awww Smiley )
Melanieviney--they are hosted with Craftster's picture host, so there should be no reason you can't see them, unless the site is down?  If you still can't see them, let me know, I can e-mail them to you.

It's made entirely out of plastic bags and thread.  There is no backing or stiffener, the sides stand up on their own.  I believe I used Stop'nShop, A&P, CVS, Dagastino's, K-Mart and Micheal's (but I'm sure all you craftsters recognized that bag).

I'm leaving for a few days of snowboarding in Lake Placid.  When I get home, I'm planning to make more, so there is hope for a tutorial.  It really is almost exactly like Readymade though.

Thanks again for the compliments.

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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2006 06:04:59 PM »

What an awesome way to recycle all of those plastic bags that go to waste! Bravo!

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2006 10:21:07 PM »

That is awesome!!

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2006 09:34:52 PM »

that's a really cool bag. Can you post a more indepth explanation for the slower ones(me). I could use them to sell in my school's environmental fair.

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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2006 07:31:11 PM »

for all ye people who want to know how to make this bag. (I may be new, but my first post was the plastic bag idea...) Where I read it it came from the Ready Made Book. But its a messanger bag, with non plastic strap. So a basic idea on how to make it.

You'll need wax paper, an iron, and 20-30 plastic bags.
lie the wax paper on the ironing board and then place 2 bags  on the wax paper, then another layer of wax paper on top of that. then swipe the iron across that. you have to use a low setting, be sure to melt it enough that it sticks together, but not so much that it melts entirely, a good count to 2 worked for me. Continue this until you get a tarp like thickness (aka keep adding bags) then the whole forming of the bag is up to you. like what the sides and straps should look like ect.

And that should do you for a while.
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