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How To Fuse Plastic Bags

We all agree it’s important to take care of the environment, and recycling is one of the easiest ways to do just that. So make sure you recycle your plastic bags! Etsy.com creates DIY tutorials, one of which describes how to make fabric out of plastic bags. Take a look at the video below. (We’ve also included written instructions.)

What You’ll Need:

Iron
Ironing surface
Scissors
Plastic bags (really thin)
Paper (wax, parchment, copy; just needs to be large enough for the bags you’re fusing)

Set up a well-ventilated area; opening all the windows in the room and having a fan going will do the trick.

Now it’s time to prepare your plastic bags. Start with the first one: lay it flat and trim off the handles and the bottom of the bag. If there’s printing on the bag, turn it inside out. Fold so that you have 8-ply plastic, then place it between two sheets of paper. Iron over for about 10-15 seconds. Check for bubbles; if you have any, iron it until there are none. Once it’s nice and smooth, you’ll be able to sew it.

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Posted on: Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

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