I am not sure how many bags I used but it was probably around 20.
I had some different colors of bags, the green bags were from newspaper delivery on rainy days. The pink ones were from a charity donation bag. There are also many white bags used which you don't see, for the vertical pieces of the basket.
Needle and thread-
a few steps will use hand sewing
- for the fused plastic
- (I used silicone construction adhesive)
Preparing your materials:
This bag uses two types of recycled plastic: fused plastic and "plarn". (plastic yarn)
For how to make fused plastic, see my tutorial here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Fusing-Plastic-Bags-the-eclipse-way/
For how to make Plarn, see this tutorial: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Plarn-Plastic-Bag-Yarn-For-Knitting-/
It's basically just long thin strips joined together.