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For many crafters, recycling Tyvek into bags, wallets, and wearables isn’t new. This material commonly used in building materials, billboards, and mailing envelopes is beginning to become more “mainstream” as many projects have appeared in books such as Betz White’s Sewing Green and Simplicity’s Go Green patterns. Looking to try this product out for yourself? Be sure to check out the awesome projects here on BurdaStyle (like nycdesigner’s awesome jacket) or Material Concepts – a website devoted to innovative Tyvek uses. Be sure to read up on how to work with this material before you sew -great information from du Pont themselves!


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    Feb 4, 2011, 01.43 AMby kelepso

    Very cool material and idea. I also would love to make something with this fabric. Very original.

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    Feb 2, 2011, 07.00 AMby loyl8

    i would love to make something out of this but all i have is one envelope. I would love to know where to purchase pre used tyvek. thanks :)

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    Feb 1, 2011, 03.17 PMby buhica

    Where can you get this material? Specially in Europe? I would need probably couple of yards (for star). This I can buy in my country. Any suggestions?

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    Feb 1, 2011, 11.59 AMby lizajane09

    This is really dorky, but it is great for making kites.

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    Feb 1, 2011, 07.30 AMby mlssfshn

    you can also use it as an emblishment many fiber artist do use sharpie markers, some pains and other surface altering items on it then treat it with a heat gun Tyvek Altered Art and it can still be stitched.

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    Jan 31, 2011, 10.46 PMby urbandon

    Great if you are using old Tyvek products (recycling) otherwise you are just using a plastic (polyethylene) which is not in the slightest ‘green’. Tyvek is recyclable but not made from recycled materials.

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