Make It: Plastic Reusable Bag

Plastic Reusable Bag
Originally uploaded by udandi

I wanted to make the bag that is on the cover of Simple Gifts to Stitch but I had nothing in my stash and was not going to buy any (saving that for skirt making!)

For the most part I use reusable bags, but I still have a bunch I have kept for use as trash liners. I first tried with crinkly bags from michaels, joanns and the like-they shrink and curl up even when I tried a low setting on the iron. But I am going to salvage a small coin purse so all is not wasted from that attempt.

I discovered Target bags iron flat and keep pretty true to their square shape, plus, have this pliable soft feeling! I had a large red holiday bag from buying a cotton candy machine. I used that to make the front, red pocket. Nine white bags (3 for each panel) to make the front, back and to trim out handles. I pieced it all together and sewed with black thread so it would have some contrast.

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3 Comment

  1. Miss 376
    June 2, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    This looks fantastic, and absolute fun to make

  2. Reuse This Bag
    June 4, 2008 at 10:57 am

    That’s pretty clever! (Not to mention, a good take on recycling!)

  3. Laura
    January 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I love this idea. How very cool.

    I need to learn to sew.

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