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Random Recast: Grocery Bags Day 1

Filed Under: Crafts, Storage & Organization, Know-How

In Random Recast, we find new ways to use ordinary things. This week: Plastic grocery bags.

grocery-bagWill Taylor, ReadyMade

When is a plastic grocery bag not a plastic grocery bag? When it's used to create a useful (and incredibly sturdy) messenger bag. It's made by quilting together a bunch of plastic grocery bags together. Because you'll need about 17 plastic bags, this is a great time to clear that stash you've hoarded for future use. To get the full instructions, check out ReadyMade's tutorial.

Another way to repurpose plastic grocery bags for sewing is to fuse them together to create a durable fabric. Just sandwich 4 grocery bags between parchment paper, then smooth with an iron to bond them. (This works best if you trim away the grocery bag handles.) For a full tutorial, visit ModCloth's post on bonding grocery bags.

For more on all things grocery bags, check out...
Creative uses for all those plastic bags
Spinning yarn out of plastic bags
A Fee for Using Plastic Bags: Is Your State Next?

Want to see how to fuse grocery bags together to make a laptop case? Watch this...


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