Fusing Plastic Bags

In April, I visited my grandma in Pittsburgh. We spent a day hanging out in her basement and fusing plastic bags together with an iron.

Fusing several layers of plastic bags is a cheap and easy way to create a durable, waterproof fabric. Once you've made some fabric, you can sew the sheets together to make pretty much anything you want.

Materials Needed:

  • plastic bags of any size or color
  • iron
  • wax paper, parchment paper, freezer paper, or laminated card stock (to protect the iron).
Check out these tutorials for instructions about fusing plastic bags:

Here's a great video tutorial about making a fused plastic bag messenger bag: