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Make a Messenger Bag From Plastic Bags

Spotted on the Juice Studio blog, this Make Magazine video shows you how to make a messenger bag from either recycled vinyl banners or even from homemade, recycled plastic bag material. You can even download a pattern from their site.

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  1. How to make a messenger bag | Doobybrain.comJuly 24, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    [...] Urban Velo posted this great DIY video on how to make a messenger bag out of vinyl posters or plastic bags from grocery stores. I wouldn’t ever trust myself to make a bag for every day use, but I would like to try fusing plastic bags together to form a Tyvek-like material. I could easily use free Tyvek for all sorts of stuff. Maybe I’ll make some durable and water-resistant folders to put into my existing messenger bag. That would be nice. Share this on TechnoratiStumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUponShare this on RedditShare this on MixxDigg this!Share this on del.icio.usShare this on FacebookTweet This!Submit this to DesignFloat Permalink Comments (0) Tags: DIY, instructional video, Make, messenger bag, plastic, tyvek, vinyl Similar Posts on Doobybrain.com:Spring 2009 Life Collection from DC Shoes features Tyvek [...]

  2. alegiustJuly 25, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Bellissima !!!!

  3. alegiustJuly 25, 2009 at 3:24 am

    what is a wax paper ? where can i find it ? what about the iron ? what kind ? thanks

  4. bikerooJuly 25, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Wax paper is used for baking, go to any grocery store or even corner store.
    Use an iron that allows you to control the steam as you want a dry setting for polyesters (AFAIK)

  5. alegiustJuly 25, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Thanks, Afaik.

  6. bikerooJuly 25, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    lol, AFAIK = As Far As I Know

  7. alegiustJuly 27, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Got it, thanks Bikeroo. (i’m italian and my english is not brilliant) know i now waht’s a wax paper and what AFAIK means.

  8. rodemybokeJuly 28, 2009 at 1:45 am

    haha at your comments , dope idea for the bags thanks.

  9. marieApril 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I work in a grocery store and most will give you the banners if you ask. I will be making grocery bags..

  10. MeganSeptember 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I have made many bags and some purses from this idea. they sell really well! good luck to all of u trying it :)

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