Sunday, September 6, 2009

plastic bag bag

In an earlier post, I said that I had a project for us, but unfortunately it involves irons, so it's probably not a very good project for school. However, it is not too difficult, and it recycles plastic bags, so here's how to make it:


  • about 30 plastic bags
  • an iron
  • wax paper
  • a needle and thread (or a sewing machine)

how to make a bag from fused together plastic bags
  • first you cut off the handles and the bottom edge of one of the plastic bags
  • then, fold the plastic twice so there are 8 layers of plastic(for thinner or thicker plastic bags, you can adjust the amount of times you fold)
  • sandwich the folded plastic bag between two layers of wax paper, and iron for about 30 seconds on each side.
  • repeat process for all of the plastic bags

  • place all of your pieces of fused plastic into a rectangle shape that is twice as long as you want the finished bag to be, with a little bit extra for a flap (optional)

  • sew the rectangle together
  • fold the rectangle in half (if you decided to make a flap, make one side longer than the other)
  • sew up the sides
  • turn the bag inside out
  • take the handles that you cut off, and fuse them into a strap
  • sew the strap on to your bag
  • if your flap refuses to stay down, sew Velcro on.


  1. That is the coolest bag in the world!

  2. Can you bring it to school?

  3. That is very cool. What a great way to use plastic that would otherwise end up as landfill.

  4. It is really a very nice cool way of reusing such a waste. Reusing the plastic in such a aspect brings awareness and a feeling of great thoughts in the new generations. Such ideas must be encouraged and motivated.

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