This is an easy way to turn grocery bags into some thing special.

Technique Materials

15+ plaastic grocery bags (the more color the better)


parchment paper

ironing board

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    Oct 1, 2008, 03.38 PMby tonierenee

    My 17 year old son has made messenger bags this way with black and white trash bags (99 cent store brand). The first, he used my machine to sew, and the later versions he did iron the seams together. They hold up really well.

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    Sep 30, 2008, 05.21 AMby shabu-shabu

    thats such a great effect. i guess apart from reinventing the bag, you can even iron seams to make protective covers for stuff – like your sewing machine. excellent stuff!

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    Sep 27, 2008, 01.57 PMby imbusysewing

    That sounds like homemade oilcloth. What do you use it for? Bags and such?

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