Space Raiders Fused Plastic Tote 2


there are lots of tutorials for this technique, and I suggest you look at many different ones, and experiment before trying to make anything aesthetically pleasing. This can go all sorts of wrong, over ironed plastic is not good:

the monster on the right has a bad case of ‘plastic pox’ on his nose…. it didn’t photograph well but its GLARINGLY ugly in real life… anyhow…
Here’s a good tutorial from KittyKill, one of the craftster Goddesses

So, no excuses, don’t be blaming me if you melt plastic to your iron or pass out from plastic burning fumes, you have been warned!!

The great thing about fused plastic is that once you’ve done all the ironing you can sew it very much like you would sew fabric, with no worries about fraying edges or grainlines. Just let the fun printed designs do the hard work for you, see exhibit A:

I could have used binbags to fuse to the underside of the plastic and hidden the carrier bags, but I like the ‘recycled’ look. Also when I’m explaining how it was made it’s much easier if I show them the carrier bags on the inside.

My new favourite bag!

x G


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