fuesed recycled plastig bags on a mold and then making a baggy of it.
i must clean a lot of my materials-S But the reason isn't so bad. i will move next year to a brand new appartment.;-D
so i tought i must do something with my plastic bags which i had saved for many years to do some cool project with.
i saw on a site , don't know from whom? some plastic doll made of plastic bags, she didn't fuesed the plasic only glueing the pastac by using clear tape.When i saw tthe doll i thought why not fuesing him and make the dolls or plushie a lot stronger.!
You know i like to make things durerable.LOL
After all i thought this is a great project to share with you all, so you can learn how you can fuesing plastic bags around a mold as well;-D
hope you all like it to try this out too.
-little flat-irons will be heath too, so watch out for burning your fingers and workingplace.
-ooooh , don't do this in a not ventilated room, i did this outside.
-don’t use to much differend kind of plastic bags (they have all other melting points by heathing.them)
-and always ironing the the right side of the plastic on the right side, because the fuesing will be more quicker and easier.
-when you have done one layer with those strips you can use better the whole bag piece by ironing that in shape on your mold.
-always use between the plastic and your flat-iron a piece of baking paper!!!
not of all the steps i have made pictures but with the directions i will given you , it must work too.
i've you don't understand it or have questions, please feel free to ask them;-D
much crafting fun with this adventure;-D
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wrap the mold in tin,i've you don't want to damaged the mold, I had this piggy it was broken so i didn't care toooo much to damage it a little more.
but i wasn't sure how the fuesed plastic will react on the surface of the mold.
Stroke the tin foild smooth on the surface so you don't see any more bumbings, or only tiny ones.;-D
take a piece of baking paper and cut of some little piece of it, not all of them, only some, so you can use the pieces that are more handy to use on some parts of the proces.
cut of little pieces of the strips of plastic.
set on your tiny flat-iron.
Mine was standing on the middle high position for fuesing the plastic pieces. But it's depending of which kind of plastic bags you will use.
the normal crogery bags that are more thinner, then you must set the stand on low.
but for the more stronger ones of the plastic you need more heath.
take first some long strips to wrap them around the mold for just a start.
take a piece of paper to cover the plastic and start to iron the plastic, it take a little while but don't stop with moving the flat iron, otherwise you will become holes of melting plastic.
i think you don't like that, when this will happen,
you can set you flat -iron a little bit lower and add a patch of plastic over the hole.;-D
cover the whole mold with those piece of plastic and add two new layers on it , so it will become a stong bag at the end.;-D
then endly the fun part.!!!;-D
Using the beautiful and pretty bags for the outside:_D
i have cut the bags careful open to be more economic using them;-D
and at first look how you can wrap it on the best point to get starting with the fuesing!
by my model the smart point was by his mouth.
on some points you will become more wrinkles then you must make some cuts with your scissor or when you must fuesing to much thick wrinkles together cut some parts away to reduce the thickness.
And play with the design of your bags when you are fuesing the top layer, i did this with his head and ears.;-D
and on the middle of his bag by using the brand of the store;-D It's a joke, i don't like brands and never wanted to advertise for shops but this is more a joke because it's no more the same bag and no more the brand of a shop , but more like a name for the piggy;-D
be creative and play with your design;-D Have fun!!!
the parts you must cut to remove the fuesing fabric of your mold need some extra fuesing layers.
cut the fuesed fabric of the mold, be careful do this with a sharp knife.
glue clear tape on the whole body outside to make it stronger and shiny;-D And fuesing this by ironing .
close those filling up part by using some duct tapes.
now you have two parts of your mold that are strong.
look careful how the shape is of your bag, and measuring the length and the width.
cut those two shapes out of the fabric. I don't give you measurings because you all have other molds;-D
when you use the same satin thin fabric interfacing like i did, it is a smart idea to zigzaged all the part before you will start with them;-D
I forgot that, and i had a real struggle with all the rafflings.LOL
Don't act like me , be smart , mayby a little bit extra work but you have less problems with your mood.LOL
And cut a little piece too for the small pocket inside the pocket with a zipper.
i had this old used one and becauce it is inside the bag, and because the bag is for myself i thought i don't care i've he hasn't the same colour;-D
pin in the middle of the top just 1 inch of the top (3 cm ) of one of the sides of your bag interface part your pocket.
sew the first side of the two zipper on the top of the side of the interface with the pocket.
You must sew the zipper on the left side on the right side of the interfacing;-D
DON'T DO IT LIKE I DID. ( when i was finished i noticed that i couldn't use the zippers because they were inside of the bag-S!!!!
I've you following the text you will end perfect.!!;-D
and sew the zipper and seam down too. You can sew on the top of the zipper a patch on the middle of the seam of the zippers to give your middle a more neat finishing look;-D I did this too late because of my problems.;-D
make both zipper with open.
now you must look to the middle of both part and give them both a mark do this too with your piggy parts.
pin on the middle the interfacing in the piggy. so that both parts are correct fitting to the shape of the pig.
by mine i had to be sure that his legs were correctly standing and the bag too.
Making the sling:
i had a very large plastic used clean bag, (with this measurings: 57 cm x 45 cm or 22inch x 17.5 inches.)
and remove the extra layers of the handles.
cut the bag in the the long outsides , so you become a very large retangle.
Wolfje was thinking and checking out which toy i have made for her, she is steeling a lot of my materials and knitting part still the little thief .LOL
sew the sling ends with two buttons on both parts of your piggy.I used the buttons because though the fabric is strong it's still plastic so it's more secure. On on the insde and the other on the oudside to connect the sling.
and sew the sling with some stiches too. Note i made a little joke with the sling to make him on the backside a little longer so my piggy had again a tail.LOL
you're almost finished, i liked it to make my plastic piggy bag a more kitschy, so i glued some fake rhinestones on the pretty buttons, that i have got of Sheila;-D
and some heart shapes on the tongue of the zipper.
And he was ready to be used like a real handbag.;-D
Hope you like this and like to try this out too, when you want to ask me some questions, please feel free to ask them;-D
hope it will helps you to make and finding your own molds to fuesing them with your old plastic fabric.
and use your imagination and creativity to make your bag of it;-D
but most importend having fun!!!