Recycle plastic bags by fusing them to create a new durable material, perfect to be sewn up into reusable sandwich bags.
My first design of sandwich bag measures 7.5″ by 6.5″
Sandwich between parchment paper and iron for 15 seconds until fused.
Attach velcro to the top and bottom, note how the bag folds – attach one on the inside and one on the outside of the material.
Fold over 6.5″ and stitch down each side seam.
A big thank you to my helper James, who seemed to be as interested as I as to how the different thicknesses of plastic fused together – let’s just say it is possible to heat for too long!
I am hoping to return tomorrow with a different design, but time will tell!! What would you make with fused plastic?
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