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Old 07-16-2007, 07:07 AM   #1
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Making a bag out of trash/plastic bags
This topic has been raised a few times on KH and I thought this such a good little YouTube vid about it (and note the classy way the copyright is handled) . The guys who have been this video together have some wonderful project instructions for silk screening and so on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB1mE8e35UY&NR=1
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:33 AM   #2
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Great idea! I'd use freezer paper instead of wax paper, tho. It'd make great lining for purses, beach bags, etc.
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I thought the same thing re wet packs and beach gear.

(Sorry for typos earlier)

Why the freezer paper do you think - it wouldn't stick to a hot iron?
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Wow.
It would be sooo cool to make a backpack like that. xD

I cant sew though. and I'm not even sure we have an iron. o.o;
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:36 PM   #5
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I love this idea, but I wish my Publix had white bags instead of this ugly tan/brown color. :|
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Why the freezer paper do you think - it wouldn't stick to a hot iron?
Yes, exactly. Freezer paper's waxed on only one side. Better for the iron, I'd think.
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Indeed..good point.
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I started knitting with plastic bags a few months ago to make a beach bag for my mom's birthday. I had to quit because the plastic bags were making my hands break out in hives.

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Well, the technique the guys show may be a way you could make the bag without all the hand touching knitting requires Terrible when that happens (hives I mean).
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