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From plastic to bag
Recently I joined Swap bot and a eco bag was my first SWAP.

why buy a eco bag when you can make one?!?

It was helluva lota work but I'm super happy with it.

Now to put it in the mail to someone.. will it be you????

Posted by The AfterCraft from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada • Published See The AfterCraft's 59 projects »
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  • How to make a tote bag. Upcycled Eco Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    First I found all the local bags I could, and few from the mall, cut off the bottoms and ironed them seperately with the parchment paper on low.

  • How to make a tote bag. Upcycled Eco Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    As they heated up they shrinked a little which I felt made them a little more durable and flat... which would be easier to deal with.

  • How to make a tote bag. Upcycled Eco Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then I cut them up into 3 inch strips.

  • How to make a tote bag. Upcycled Eco Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    used a cotton twill rectangle as a base and started just sewing them on either just by zig-zagging or put a strip "right side" down. sew 1/4 inch length of the strip.. then flip it over so there's no seam. I used my hands to press seams or if the bag was acting unruly I would use the parchment paper and iron again.

  • How to make a tote bag. Upcycled Eco Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    For a pattern I measured a eco bag I had and just kinda made it up as I went along. I did line it and used a different fabric for the sides of the bag.

    You'll need basicall two squares and two skinny rectanges which turn into the side. I folded fabric over and double stitched it to creat handles.

  • How to make a tote bag. Upcycled Eco Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    The bag was wasn't "sitting right so I topped stitched the sides on the outside of the bag.. so it maintains it's shape. That REALLY helped.

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twilight1273
twilight1273
looks awsome Happy
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