DIY: Plastic bag fabric

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DIY: Plastic bag fabric

Kathreen @ TreeHugger has a round up of plastic bag fabric projects, she writes –

Plastic shopping bags are a scourge on the environment. What to do with all those plastic bags that seem to be just hanging around everywhere. One idea that seems to be a hit amongst the DIY and creative arty crowd is to fuse various plastic bags together and make fabric out of them. The basic process is to iron the plastic bags, with a sheet of baking paper between iron and plastic, until two or more sheets fuse together. Sound easy – well in theory it is, but it takes a little practice to get the timing and heat just right…

DIY: Plastic Bag Fabric: Reclaiming Plastic Shopping Bags for Good (TreeHugger) – Link.

4 thoughts on “DIY: Plastic bag fabric

  1. ehrichweiss says:

    You can regulate the heat from the iron by using a previous project(which I now can’t find) that used a high wattage dimmer switch to limit the current to, I think, a hot plate.

  2. Anonymous says:

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