Monday, March 1, 2010

Fused Plastic Bib

Many of you have been wondering what in the world we were going to do with the fused plastic we have been making. So we wanted to share the first of several projects we are working on: a bib made from fused plastic grocery bags! This are practically free to make, and would be great to throw in your diaper bag. And if you accidentally leave it somewhere, no big deal!

This is a super-simple project and takes very little time to make. Using fused plastic made from our earlier tutorial, we first traced a bib that we had on hand and cut it out.

We then also made a pocket for it. This is totally optional.

Finally, we added bias tape to the pocket, attached it, then sewed bias tape around the entire bib! We then finished it off my adding some Velcro to the ends.
Realistically, you can make this project as simple or as involved as you wish. As we mentioned before, you don't have to add a pocket or the bias tape. These bibs are very durable, but we don't recommend putting them in the washing machine. Just hand wash them or wipe them off and hang them up to dry! They are a fun way to recycle all those bags you have and can make a great statement! Enjoy!
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17 comments:

  1. this will make a adorable present for my next door neighbor.
    love it.

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  2. Was your shopping bag green like that when you fused it? I'd like to try this, but don't have bags that look "pretty" (I'd even settle for a target bag, but I live in Canada - we don't have Target here!). Is there any way to add colour to the bags while fusing them?

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  3. So happy you all like this! To answer your question, missbossypants, the bags we used for this were green to begin with. But play around - you don't have to use grocery bags! We've seen people use plastic wrappers from all kinds of things. Just remember to open up a window when fusing. Other than that, there is no other way we know of to "add color" when fusing...

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  5. I LOVE this! I will be featuring it tomorrow :).

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  6. How awesome are these bibs?! What a great way to recycle. I've got a MckLinky party called Tot Tuesdays. I hope you'll stop by & share:
    http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/tot-tuesdays-2.html

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  7. Thanks for linking up. I hope you'll join me next week for another Tot Tuesday!

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  8. Great idea! I'm including this in my weekend roundup!

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  9. Cute baby bib and a good idea for using fused plastic. You could also use the same bib template and cut the bib from scrap fabric or clothing.

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  10. What a brilliant idea. A great gift for the environmentally aware mommies out there!

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  11. Hmmmm, would it be possible to fuse a cute piece of fabric between several layers of bags and one layer of clear plastic? I may have to try it! If it works, I'll add your link to my blog and let you know. Thanks for the idea!

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  12. Very creative idea to do with fused bags :)

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  13. Where can I find the information for fusing the bags?? Can you email it to me at sueb39@cox.net or tell me where to go to find it.

    I LOVE YOUR SITE!

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  14. This is definitely a one big hit in the aspects of making bibs. I didn't know that fused plastic grocery bags can be made into bibs, I was really amazed. I think people should start a very wonderful advocacy in recycling things and making them new. Cute bibs!

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