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Make a better stronger plastic bag from all the bags you have around the house.

I thought this was a silly idea when it occurred to me but it was too easy to make these handles, nest the bags, and try it.  Now I have a bunch of them around because I found them quite sturdy and re-re-reusable.

Step 1: You will need

4" x 8" fabric - robust enough to stand up to being a handle
8" Velcro - both hook and loop parts
sewing machine
thread
scissors
a bunch of clean enough reusable same size plastic bags

Instead of sewing, you could use iron-on adhesive if you have one that's strong enough.  Or you could use sticky back Velcro.  I don't have much experience with these methods for this kind of project.
 
foobear2 years ago
simple but smart!
Ranie-K4 years ago
Add some bubble-wrap in between the layers and it's a cooler too!
edgeliver (author)  Ranie-K4 years ago
oh, that's great! newspaper too. I could use this enhancement myself.
aka the UBER SACK
bruc33ef4 years ago
Nice idea. This is the "deluxe" model, though. I think I'll try it with Walmart bags and use duck tape for the handles. That'll definitely impress the neighbors.
edgeliver (author)  bruc33ef4 years ago
haha! perfect! funny to think of this as deluxe but tape never occurred to me :)