Source of plastic bags

I'm planning to use laminated plastic bags to skin a boat but I need a few hundred or thousand bags.  Where does one get that many bags?

Posted by AlbinoMoose308 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Adding wheels to bag

Hey, I want to add wheels to my surfboard bag to make it easier to transport. Does anyone have any ideas how i could attach them? Cheershttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31AC7Q93WGL._AA280_.jpg

Posted by Kabazz 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Backpacks and Camping Bags

Hey folks,  I've been thinking that with backpacks of all kinds being so integral to most hiking and camping that we really need a channel for them in Outdoors. To that effort I'm both planning some Instructables of my own and inviting all of you to show us your best, most innovative and useful DIY packs and bags to build a nice collection for anyone with a need to carry things out of doors!  If there is enough interest I'll whip up a contest and find some nice prizes. So, speak up with thoughts, suggestions and ideas for either contest parameters or prizes and we'll see if we can get something going. 

Posted by Culturespy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Standing (punching) Bag

Hi Everybody I have been boxing for sometime now and have been using a hanging heavy bag. But now I want a little more of kickboxing, so I need a standing bag. But I cant find one here. My "Instructables mind" kicked in and I decided to make my own. I also though of adding a pull bar to it. As in the photo, The black line is the bag stand, and the red one shows the pull up bar. I decided the wall and stand to be 5 feet apart. I may get something up but I thought of getting some professional advice before plunging in. Initially, I planed on digging a hole(about a foot deep) and then using mortar to make a properly round hole so the pole could just slide in whenever I want to use(coz it cant be permanent). And for the pull up bar I could drill a hole in the stand and push the pipe through it and attach a threaded pipe flange to the wall. Should I use pipe or wood. I prefer wood cause its easy to find. People around here have shifted to PVC, so I cant get the pipe from the general sanitary store next door. But I would somehow find it. I need functionality right now. Also if I use the pipe, would filling it up with concrete or mortar strengthen it??? So that's my idea. Any advice is welcome. I need something quick cause I plan to get it done the day after tomorrow.

Posted by Venemot 4 years ago


please build a LAN Party Bag

Is there anyone who can make a bag for a set of computers? it more commonly known as Lan Party Bag. Thank You

Posted by батакующего 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to make a shoulder bag into a backpack?

Its a one strap bag that I never use and would like to make into a backpack.

Asked by kangarootalk94 7 years ago



Inflatable Punching Bags for Adults!

I've always wondered how one could make an inflatable punching bag.  I realise I could go to a current manufacturer and get them to make one custom for me, but its just printed plastic with a blow hole, right?  Any ideas - on types of plastic and such? Thanks--- Angelika below is an example of what I'm refering to:

Posted by Angelikaelisabeth 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How may I make a widemouth carpet-bag style bag? Answered

I'm not really sure of what they are called, but I would make to make a bag much like this one here. Just basically the opening clasp style. Any ideas? 

Asked by Warlrosity 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


wine gift bag?

Instructions for making a gift bag that fits a wine bottle

Asked by scopect 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to make a paper bag with handles like a shopping bag?

Asked by milkysebring 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Making a duct tape messenger bag

Does anyone have any tips for making a duct tape messenger bag? Links? I

Posted by iBritt 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Sewing my own large bean bag

I have single-person size bean bag pattern. I'd like to know whether doubling the dimensions will give me a two-person size pattern.

Asked by christy.braille 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


PVC Carrying Bag

I've been trying to find a bag to easily transport a project made out of PVC after it's be disassembled. The longest piece is 5ft. My first thought was one of the bags used for the colorguard flags, but those don't fit a whole lot. There has to be someone on here that's run into this problem before. Maybe someone has figured out a good way to carry PVC that isn't a bag? Any ideas?

Posted by JaredsProjects 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


looking at earthbag with soil/clay fill , what area is considered cold? ?

What is the R factor of an earth bag wall

Asked by mike poind 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Need to make a bag for a large drum. What fabric should I use and where can I find a pattern?

 The drum is really large. Something like 71" wide and 22" High or so. Need a really solid fabric and could really use a pattern

Asked by Imprest 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



How to make a a tutu from plastic bags

My 13 year old would like to make a fairy costume using recycled materials.  Any ideas, suggestions, preventative thoughts are appreciated!  Best, EB

Asked by Emily Ballinger 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


matt farrell's awsome computer/messenger bag

I am looking to see if anyone  has ever seen, made or thought about the laptop/bag that matt farrell carries with him through the movie Live Free Die Hard. It is a very cool little piece of hardware. I don't know the first thing about how to get it just right so i want to know if anyone has any thoughts about this thing here are some pics i took  in the bottom. 

Posted by stonecpold913 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I make my own CaddyShack golf bag ?

 I was curious about how I would go about building my own Caddyshack golf bag.  I would like to run two 4"x6" , or 5" speaks connected to some sort of ipod dock or just ipod.  I figure I would use a ATV or car battery connected to some sort of inverter then run an ipod connected to speakers.  I want to use this in the upcoming bay to breakers run.  If possible I also want to have a three gallon pony keg to dispense beer as we walk.  If you have any ideas of how I can make this work or have tips suggesting a different idea of to go about the same idea, please help.  Thank you

Asked by drbeep 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



how to make a divider for a timbuk2 bag? Answered

How can i make a divider for my dividerless timbuk2 messenger bag?  I'd use the divider for a laptop, or camelback... if details help. o and a large! Could i do it with velcro? 

Asked by Houdinipeter 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


DIY Tripod Carry bag

Hi. Does any of you knows of a way to how to make a sturdy tripod carry bag ? I tried to look to buy one, but either it's way too expensive, too small for the tripod or it's not sturdy enough (padding and/or stitching). Any ideas, recommendations or suggestions ? Thanks to answer

Posted by monks19 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How to calculate amount of leather in sq feet for 16x12 inches bag

Please help me in calculating the leather consumption in making a laptop bag of 16X12x4 inches without any flap or extra compartments. How to calculate and convert inches to sq foot.

Asked by Lderex1 5 months ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


ASSISTANCE WITH ESTIMATE FOR BUILDING EARTH BAG HOME.

We have land to build on and would like to build Owen Geiger's Beachcomber house. Would you be able to give us a rough estimate for building from well and septic to walls, kitchen and bathrooms, etc.?  Thank you.

Asked by cgherrera 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Camera bag insert covering

As I didn't want to spend extra money on a new camera bag I'm using an existing bag with a divider I've made from cardboard and an old camping roll mat. My question is I want to wrap it in something so it looks a bit cleaner and add an extra layer of waterproofing. I was thinking about using the material from an old tent but was concerned about condensation build up. I live in the UK so not much chance of weather! Please share any ideas. Oh and yes I will be replacing that tape for something a little more grey.

Posted by SmilerSmiles 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


DIY version of this bag?

Roxy Vagabond Crossbody Pursehttp://www.buckle.com/roxy-vagabond-crossbody-purse/prd-74910452014/sku-8842700000 It looks easy enough but I'm terribly without a guide, or pattern. Any ideas? Thanks so much. (I know its suppose to be do it yourself, but i guess I'm a WOPDIF,  watch other people do it first) 

Asked by WhyHello 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


LAN Party Bag

I need to build a LAN Party Bag.  Or rather, a LAN Party Bag that needs to hold 3 monitors, along with a desktop.  I had a few metal-related ideas, but sadly, no welding equipment.  The computer weights 100+ lbs, so I can't use anything too cheap.  The monitors are 19" widescreens.  Plastic is too brittle, wood would have to be way too thick, and I don't have welding resources, materials, or equipment.  I don't expect to be wearing it, but rather rolling, then lifting into the car, and out when I arrive.  One idea is to maybe buy a hand truck, and mount sheet metal to the back (side facing wheeler), line with insulation, and put clips along the sides and bottom (the backpack-style clip-and-socket).  Any ideas are welcome.

Posted by josheee12 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


what are the chemicals used in fart bags? Answered

I have been looking on the net for what ingredients go into fart bags, which are these fart bombs with powder in them and a liquid inside a small packet, which you squish , then they react to produce hydrogen sulfide and then the bag pops and a rotton egg smell fills the area. i realy want to know what it is that goes into those because i want to make a 10xbigger fart bage, but i dont want to have to use the powder and liquid from real ones because the only ones i can get cost $15 for a packet of 10 which i feel is too expensive when i know there may be an alternative method.

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Bag made out of climbing rope

Hey guys,  I've decided to start a challenging weaving project. I have about 6 60 meter retried climbing ropes. I had originally planned to make some rugs out of them, but changed my plans. Right now I am trying to learn some weaving and plan to use the rope to make some sort of backpack for climbing gear. I have a 20 meter rope that I have taken the core out of and the sheething alone works great. Any good guides out there on weaving a bag, or what types of weaves would be good for this, maybe guides from para cord

Posted by wvangelderen 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Is it possible to tint plastic yarn so as to use the resulting tinted yarn for crochet or knitting projects? Answered

I have lots of white plastic bags, less colored bags from which to make plastinc yarn. The problem are : - the difficulty of getting colored bags; - finding bags with the right colors for a specific project. For instance, I wish to crochet a bag in white and ultramarine, but don't have any bag of the second color. If I could tint part of my plastic bags, I would be able to complet this project (a bag for my daughter, who is a Sea Cadet).

Asked by Bedelian 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How can I make a Messanger Bag out of an Old T shirt?

Asked by JenniferDodge 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Do you know how to make a magazine bag?

I want to make it like this: Click here!I'm not familiar with the materials the designer used to make it. If any of you have an idea on how to make a magazine bag, please relay the instructions.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to Make a bag rack.

Hello Everyone I want to make an UNCOMPLICATED bag rack for my wardrobe. I have 34 bags( I counted, after giving some away to create space). I recently moved to Italy and  space in general is minuscule, small. Large space means new wardrobe but I want to create something cheap, UNCOMPLICATED and pretty. Please HELP ME!!

Asked by fjustins 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


ideas needed for homemade duffel bag

Hey ive been searching for a camo duffel bag here in singapore but i could not find one in the end i have decided to make one but i do not noe how what materials i need to make them if anyone of u got any ideas or hav made a duffel bag pls feel free to give me some ideas and tips . thx

Posted by swagger 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Hackysack (or foot bag, if anyone calls it that)

Anyone here ever play hackysack? if so how many hits do you usually get? i usually get between 3-5.

Posted by wingman246 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


up and coming tut on a working boom box bag :) (only works on ipods )

hay every one just came across this site and i want to make a boom box bag so i thought hmm lets make a tut out of it so cant wait to start and upload just leave a comment if you want to know any thing bout and yes im using old skool boom box (reminder this boom box will only work for ipods)

Posted by sharifsta 8 years ago


Paper or Plastic when Neither isn't an Option

Paper... Or Plastic?The choice touted by environmentalists is... Neither - Bring your own bag and reuse it... But lets face the facts, not answer the question of paper or plastic isn't helping the majority of people who can easily make change but not willing to carry in a bag.... Honestly, it's almost sounds like an ego trip to hear "Neither" as the answer to this genuine question as asked (anyone agree with me?).Back on track... Paper or Plastic? Because most people, to my knowledge, do not bring their own bags - which is more eco-friendly? Please bring what knowledge you find to the table as a collaborative discussion :)Thus far, here's what I've found...Paper consumes 14 million treesPlastic consumes 12 million barrelsPaper creates 70% more air pollution than plasticPlastic creates 400% more solid waste than paperThe average American family (4) will consume about 1500 plastic bags annuallyAdditionally - does anyone know if cellulose plastic is used for grocery bags? If you're wondering what that is... Basically, it's taking cellulose (could be from trees) and making a plastic with it (such as cellophane among others).I am, as far as I know, the only person in my area that brings my own bag... It happens to be a plastic, vinyl and mylar soft sided cooler - but it has served me well.The floor is yours

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Can I edit a step by step after it is published? Answered

I am in the middle of a project (making a soda tab purse). I am new to this forum and have not ever created a step by step. Can I publish the steps I have done so far then go back to edit it when I am done?

Asked by letapeta 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Usb Lunchbox cooler\ cooling device

Is there a better way to do this? I was thinking of this , instead of taking your lunchbag to the fridge at work to have the lunch theives scavange it, Have a USB Cooling Lunchbag. I made a prototype but am missing the Peltier unit. Go straight from home to your desk, and keep your lunch cool the whole time instead of a hard cooler. Then unplug it from your usb port and tuck the cables in the pouch, an go. can someone tackle this ?

Posted by yogadude 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What would be the best way to dye a plastic bag?

I've been trying to fing a green way to dye bags for a long time, mainly so I can have some different colors for my woven plastic bag bags... Does anyone know a green way to dye them? Or at least change their color?

Asked by dobbylvr 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Demo (Contractor) Bags Are Sometimes Better than Garbage or Other Bags

Folks use garbage bags for storing and hauling .  Problem is, garbage bags rip easily and usually are good for one use. Demo bags are woven from polypropelene and are strong and  can be re-used.. Haul one load, dump it, bring the bag back,  Refill and repeat. Or use it for moving. No worries about ripping. They are not waterproof or completely dustproof. So one may wish to line it with a plastic bag. http://ecobrooklyn.com/demo-bags-trash-bag-alternative/ I think I may try to use this as a potato bag for growing potatoes a described in an earlier instructable

Posted by Wilmette 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how to make boxing heavy Punching Bag?

If somebody cen make video about making bag

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How may I make a widemouth carpet-bag style bag?

I'm not really sure of what they are called, but I would make to make a bag much like this one here. Just basically the opening clasp style. Any ideas? 

Asked by Warlrosity 7 years ago


What is a good way to store reusable shopping bags?

They always end up scattered around our house, unless they find their way back to the car. Anyone interested in writing an Instructable for some type of storage container or system for reusable bags of varying materials and sizes?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Will a two season sleeping bag inside another two season sleeping bag be equivalent to a four season sleeping bag? Answered

 ....Um.... ....I plan to be camping rough in Inverness in two weeks.

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how do you make a boom bag?

The bags that make a big boom

Asked by jacobzman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Who wants the last bag of candy for $21,000?

That is right, on ebay, you can bid Woolworths last bag of pic n mix candy for £360!!!Personally, I think the people that is bidding the last bag of candy for that kind of price is CRAZY! UPDATEThe auction is over! And the winner got it for an hefty £14,500 ($21,000)!!!!That must be the most expensive bag of sweets ever sold...?

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I make a crocheted recycled plastic bag tote?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


foam/bean-bag bed

Hey guys, I was thinking of making a large foam stuffed bed but I have doubts as to whether they are good to actually sleep on regularly. So if anyone has made something like these please let me know what you think and how well you sleep on it compared to regular beds. Thanks a lot.https://www.instructables.com/id/bean-bag-sofa--bed/?ALLSTEPS#step0https://www.instructables.com/id/Softer-Better-and-more-expensive-Bean-bag-chair/

Posted by evillordnikon 9 years ago