Make a durable tote bag from plastic bags

Bjorn will show you a very simple technique to turn plastic bags into flat sheets (like fabric) to create a tote bag.



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Step 1 - Gather everything you need

Before you start get all your gear ready:

  • Respirator mask

  • Lots of plastic PE bags from shopping or supermarkets

  • Baking paper

  • Cotton sheet

  • Iron

  • Sewing machine

Step 2 - Watch this video tutorial

Watch this video tutorial to learn step-by-step how to transform lots of shopping bags into a more durable and cool tote bag.

Step 3 - Done & Share

After watching this video you should understand the basics of this simple technique. You can reproduce the tote bag or try to make other products. We’re looking forward to seeing what you can come up with. Make sure to share back your new creations so the community can learn from you. Tag preciousplastic on social media, create a new how-to or send us an email.

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