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A tote bag made of 5.25" floppy disks. It can carry bulky objects and at least 15 pounds for extended periods of time. Great for shopping or any of yo...
These are what you will need, how much they cost me and how little it could cost you 18 5.25" floppy disks: $20.00 for 100 on eBay or free, salvaged ...
Align the disks in a three by three square with the seams facing up.
Tape the disks together. Don't worry about looks because there will be a layer of canvas covering it (You may need more tape than shown in the picture...
Carefully flip your square of disks over and line it up with one of your rectangles of fabric leaving a half inch of excess on the side you plan to be...
You should set the sewing machine to be making some kind of wide stitch which will cover the seams between the disks, this saves time, energy and thre...
You have completed one half of the tote body, now create the other half. The reason I didn't do it all on one long piece of fabric is because floppy d...
Now that you have both sides, neat and trim. line them up and sew them together along the three unhemmed edges . Remember to use the backstitch on are...
Here is what the body of the tote bag should look when finished
See my instructable for a MacPack for tips on salvaging straps from backpacks. Align where your handles will be (I suggest just outside the middle dis...
Drill or poke your holes. I suggest using a knife to cut a small X in the webbing where you want the holes rather than drilling through the straps whi...
Initially I started this project using only floppy disks and no canvas backing, then I realized that the bag would be much stronger with it. I had to ...
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