Fusion! - Stuff by Steph
 
I told you all there would be something new, didn't I? Well here it is! My attempt at plastic bag fusion. I saw this tutorial on Etsylabs and thought i'd try my hand at it. Materials: plastic grocery bags, iron & ironing board, parchment paper, scissors.
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1. Cut the top handles and bottom off the bag so that it's a tube. I used 4 bags total so there were 8 layers.
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2. Sandwich the stack of bags between two layers of parchment paper.
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3. Iron evenly & make sure it stays moving. You'll have to play with the heat settings, I started off low and ended up on the first cotton setting.
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4. You'll start to see the plastic shrinking through the parchment paper. The thickness of the finished plastic will vary depending on how long you iron. I shrunk mine about 30%, resulting in a thicker plastic canvas feel.
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5. Once I had that sheet of plastic, I thought on what to do with it. I ended up folding it in half, putting a piece of parchment paper in the middle of it, and ironed the edges to make a bag.
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6. I trimmed the edges so it didn't look so raw.
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I know i made a bag of some sorts, but what to use it for now? Perhaps a reusable sandwich bag? Oh, the possibilities!



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