Monday, January 5, 2009

Recyling those plastic bags..........

I just stumbled upon what I think is such a clever idea. How to recycle those plastic shopping bags we seem to hoard for some reason, or just throw away after we unpack our groceries. I know Pam has a stash almost as big as her fabric stash. I just read a tutorial at EtsyLabs here,

and a very cool YouTube tutorial to actually sew a tote bag here,

It's all about layering the plastic bags, ironing to fuse them together and make strong and sewing a messenger or tote bag from them. I'm always forgetting my cloth grocery bags when I make an unplanned stop at the grocery store. Maybe if I kept several of these in the car, I'd have plenty handy all the time. This looks kind of fun to do, too. When I see things like this, I always have to hit myself in the head and say, "why didn't I think of that".


  1. Cool blog, I'm gonna post you on my links to visit, so hopefully you'll get some more action soon...have fun!


  2. Very fun and interesting blog ! Thanks for the links to the fusing bags tutorial, I will have to give it a try!.

    Come over and visit me, we are having a blog giveaway !

    Nice to meet you,


  3. Thanks, Sharon and Beth. I've been to visit you both and enjoyed my time at your homes. I'm new to this but sure having fun. Great blogs, both of you. We'll be keeping and eye on you two. lol