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Step 1: You'll Need. . .
- 35mm film - trailers from newer films are suggested and can frequently be found on eBay for only a few dollars
- heavy-duty string (yarn can also be used if desired)
- sewing needle
- ruler (optional but suggested)
Step 2: Cutting Strips and Piecing
- 14 strips 12" long (7 per side)
- 2 strips 12" long (for the handles)
- 2 strips 26" long (for the sides and the bottom)
- Begin by threading your needle and overlapping the sprockets of two of the 12" strips
- Stitch through the sprockets to hold the two strips together (an up-and-down type stitch is suggested)
- Add another strip overlapping one of the two existing strips and sew through the sprockets to connect the strips
- Continue until you have affixed 7 strips to each other to form a sheet of film
- Repeat with the other 7 12" strips
- Fold up approximately an inch of each side of each of the two sheets so that the cut ends are not exposed
Step 3: Sides, Bottom, and Handles
- Overlap the edges of the 26" long pieces and sew through the sprockets to connect them to one another (an up-and-down type stitch is suggested)
- Align the cut edge of the side piece with one of the sheets and sew through to connect them (an over-hand stitch is suggested)
- Continue around the bottom edge sewing through the sprockets before sewing up the third side
- Repeat to affix the second sheet to the side/bottom pieces
- Position the remaining 12" pieces where you would like your handles and sew to secure them to the bag (an up-and-down type stitch is suggested)
- Show off your awesome new bag!