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cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 07 4:52 pm    Post subject: Fusing carrier bags together Reply with quote
    

Just seen this link, haven't really decided what I think yet:

https://etsylabs.blogspot.com/2007/05/long-overdue-fusing-plastic-bag.html

alisjs



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Location: Conwy
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 07 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

interesting.....some good looking bags made out of bags.... presumably lot stronger

I made an ace fancy dress outfit once out of plastic bags......cut into strips and tied to a ring of elastic to make a "grass" skirt

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 07 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Wonder if it's possible to make tracksuit bottoms out of JD Sports bags...
A.

Tilia



Joined: 25 May 2007
Posts: 282

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 07 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It seems like quite a good idea - unless you start using more plastic bags just so's you can make plastic bags...

I suppose it's a good way of emptying your cupboard and making a resolution to not fill it up with them again.

I saw something recently about knitting with plastic bags then melting them together - this looks much easier...

marigold



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 07 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Wouldn't fancy breathing in the fumes myself.

bloomeenee



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 07 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

This tutorial seems to be taking over the entire internet at the mo!
I've seen it so many times lately... I've seen a couple of sites using this method to make pretty heavy-duty bags, so from that point of view its useful, and it looks like an effective method of making waterproof bags... i intend to try it next time I make bags, either as an outer or as a lining, to see how it comes out.
As to the ethics, I think using it as a method of clearing out an existing cupboardfull is the only way to go, although I will be keeping the coolest coloured ones for the top layer!

Example of a pretty heavy-duty bag is here: https://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/06/make_a_messenger_bag_out.html

2steps



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 07 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

that's pretty cool. I have a bag made from plastic bags that I was send by someone on another forum and it is crocheted I think

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 07 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Certainly might be worth trying, fumes can't be good for you though can they.

judyofthewoods



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 07 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

marigold wrote:
Wouldn't fancy breathing in the fumes myself.

extension lead, garden, nice day, work downwind (or is that upwind?).....
And what about doing it the less elegant, but just as effective way - use several bags inside each other?

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