How-To: Stitch Broken Plastic Bins

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Instructables user MechEngineerMike writes:

Have you ever had a broken/ cracked recycling bin or other large palatic storage bin? Of course you have! SO pay attention to learn how to get more use out of your stuff and keep it out of the LANDFILL. (ewww) This instructible will show you how to “stitch” a broken plastic box back together!


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4 thoughts on “How-To: Stitch Broken Plastic Bins

  1. says:

    sounds like an awesome way to avoid wasting containers. I’ll try it next time I break one.

  2. Ryan says:

    You might try drilling a small (1/8″ or 1/16″) hole at each end of the crack to keep the crack from extending. I’ve never tried it with plastic, but in glider maintenance, it’s how we stop cracks in plexiglas canopies from extending further after we stitch them up with wire.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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