Today was very eventful for me: spinning, carding, flea marketing, & crafting :)
The project for this crafternoon was all about fusing the mountain of plastic bags from under my sink. After watching a couple youtube vids about the process I got down to the business of ironing plastic grocery bags.
|Supplies: iron, ironing board, scissors, parchment paper, & plastic bags.|
The first step (which I just realized I don't have a picture of) is to cut off the handles and bottom seam of each plastic bag and turn any printing to the inside. According to the etsy tutorial, 8 layers makes the best material, so fold it twice and you're ready to press.
|Here are my two panels.|
|Stitching stitching stitching|
I decided (as an after-though) to add a pocket to the front of my bag. If you know you're going to want a pocket on your bag, it's best to sew it on before attaching the sides/bottom. I definitely did it the hard way, lol.
|Here is the final bag!|
If you try your hand at fusing your plastic bag stash, I'd love to see a picture. I'm excited about how my bag came out and will definitely do this again. The only difference will be that I will have a specific design before I start sewing, lol.
|All ready to go to the farmer's market or something like that ^.^|