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Hi! my name is galit and I am an industrial Design student. im doing a project turning plastic bags into fashionable purses. I would love for your help and opinions on my bags and I will be happy to post the instruction for the ones you like. Thank you!

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galit (author)2009-05-25

Ok first a little request please take pictures of the place in your house were you put all your plastic bags Thank you!

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Goodhart (author)galit2009-11-18
I have taken a cloth and folded one end around a draw string and sewed it in place, and taken the other end and sewn it so there is about a 2 inch (about 5 cm) opening to pull the bags out of when you need them.   

This is just a storage device, so I have the plastic bags for use in small trash cans etc. and I an store them all in one place.....I just push them into the "top" (hang the draw string around a door knob or something) and when I need one, pull one out of the bottom.  

I hope this is helpful  :-)
 

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gladysbriones_a18 (author)2009-11-18

hi... I really love your first bag..( The one with color black) so cool yet eco friendly...
I would like to make one too,...... can you plz send me the instructions? plzzzzzz..... Thank you very much...

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galit (author)2009-06-10
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jassica morsulatio (author)2009-06-09

Hello galit, im jessica and i want to tell you that the bags are just beutifull! i really like the colored one. If you can tell me i would like to know if you are fusing them together too.

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galit (author)jassica morsulatio2009-06-09

hi jessica, yes i fused the bag so the texture will be smooter and the bag will be stronger. i can post the instrucion if you want.

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galit (author)2009-06-06

my new bag is here, i hope to post anther one soon what do you think?

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galit (author)2009-05-26

i use multiple bags and i fuss them together. But my goal is to make a more original and interesting bag and use the good thing that plastic bags can give my designs. Most purses made out of plastic bags don’t look as good as fabric or leather ones, would you walk around with them?

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lemonie (author)galit2009-05-26

I like the finish! Only ever known of one person called Galit, she's in Israel somewhere - are you? (sorry I know it's a bit random..)

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galit (author)lemonie2009-05-26

yes im from israel ,what do you thing of my purses?

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lemonie (author)galit2009-05-26

As I said, I like the finish (as I see it) - re-use is a good thing (not a woman, but I can still appreciate these things). (You don't handle money for Orthocrat do you?)

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galit (author)2009-05-26

im thinking about doing new versions with fabric inside what do you think? is there a need?

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caitlinsdad (author)2009-05-25

1. The bags in my house from shopping are just piled into a big plastic bag compost heap in a cardboard box by the trash can. I tried to neatly roll up bags and tuck the loose end in to get a ball but that is hard to keep up. They are not sorted out by size so the pile gets turned every once in a while looking for a big bag, opaque bag, small bag, one with no logo, etc. 2. I think some plastic bags have a "grain" or a direction that they will stretch or will not stretch. There's a name for this property but you can implement it by making stronger strands of the plastic. Fabricate strips or strands and weave it. You can even laminate a matrix to give you that "ripstop grid" kind of material. Weave straps for strength. 3. Single layer bags may not be practical once you load them up and they start stretching. Laminate layers to improve stiffness. 4. Just search in the Instructables box for more on recycling and plastic bags. Good luck.

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Weissensteinburg (author)2009-05-25

Do you use multiple bags? A single one doesn't seem to sturdy.

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