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Plastic Bag Dress

ThreadKoe | Posted in General Discussion on

While searching for something else, I came across this article. Thought some might find it interesting…. Cathy

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/06/diy_plastic_bag.php

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  1. Ralphetta | | #1

    Thanks, that was very interesting.

  2. katina | | #2

    One could have a new dress every day! Thanks for this.

  3. Gloriasews | | #3

    Don't you think that dress would feel clammy (as the website said that you may need to layer several bags to make 'fabric')?

    http://www.macpheeworkshop.com has a pattern to make a jacket with plastic bags.  She modelled a few of her jackets in March at the Creative Stitches.  I think she used fabric as a backing, so that would possibly take care of the clamminess & provide lining at the same time.  These jackets made good rainjackets, too, & looked much nicer than you'd expect.

    Gloria

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      ThreadKoe | | #4

      I like the McPhee patterns. That is a great coat, and a great use for the pretty and heavier plastic bags. I thought that the dress made from the ordinary plastic shopping bags was unique. Just goes to show that just about anything can be made into fabric. I have seen saran wrap, newspaper, credit card, toilet paper, bubble wrap, car parts all used to make garments. Now plastic grocery bags. From a Textile POV, it offered another creative launchpoint...Cathy

      1. Gloriasews | | #5

        Cathy, you're right about the 'fabrics' that can be used for clothing.  I've seen those fabulous wedding dresses made from toilet paper, too, as well as clothing made from newspapers, but, especially with the paper products, wearability would be just about nil - & the time spent designing & constructing them is tremendous.   The plastic ones would wear  better & they are definitely unique, but the work involved is more that they are worth.  It is nice to be able to recycle things, though.  Lots of people are crocheting plastic bags into tote bags, & they are a lot stronger than the usual plastic bags & wouldn't cut into your fingers as badly when your bag is full of groceries.

        G.

  4. rodezzy | | #6

    Enjoyed the site on plastic bags, thanks.

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