What to Do with Plastic Store Bags
I stumbled across this great idea to re use pl running 2 astic bags. What I have found is that if you layer the bags in 8 or so layers and place them between wax paper, you can iron it into a stronger version that you can sew into back packs, duffle bags, book covers, etc. Of course, this new found idea created a monster in me as I began to explore various ways to decorate plastic to be more pleasing to the eye. It’s not only plastic store bags that are safe from my clutches, I have found that garbage bags come in a rainbow of colors and make nice gift bags, etc. And WOW! Clear plastic over white plastic with sequins, glitter, pieces of yarn underneath really makes a beautiful display.
Nothing is safe from my use as I dive in and experiment to find different looks and uses.
I have manage to create a duffle bag for my nephew, a bible cover for my niece, re usable grocery store bags that I can take with me, the handles don’t break the sides won’t split! I made my brother in law a winter safety bag and added blankets, hand warmers, extra socks, stocking cap, candle, metal camping cup, flashlig running 2 ht, etc.
The possibilities are numerous! Tote bags, book bags, wallets, and yes. slippers. Just add fleece to the inside and use non skid stickers o running 2 n bottom. If you can imagine it, it can be done.
Sew plastic on sewing machine, but please remember it is plastic so you can’t use a tight stitch. I also have used the zigzag stitch to decorate edges of bags. Zippers, snaps, etc. can be used to fasten. The side sea running 2 ms I always use the flat fled seam, like on a pair of blue jeans, too make it stable and durable.
As you are ironing the plastic, look for loose pockets and make sure the entire piece has been melted together. You don’t want any weak spots. The setting on your iron is cotton, and don’t leave iron in one place too long.
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