Bags To Riches

comments (5) March 21st, 2009 in gallery     

Pin It

SelenaEon SelenaEon, member
Love it! 15 users recommend
Photo: www.susiehowellphotography.com

I used the "how to weave on a cardboard loom" tutorial and took it to a new level by weaving strips of plastic bags. I used a low temperature iron to fuse the woven plastic "fabric" to additional layers of bag (on the wrong side) for additional sturdiness. I cut and finally sewed the plastic "fabric" together, using garbage bag as piping and fringe at the hem. The back zipper is reclaimed from a vintage garment. Dress is fully lined in recycled fabrics. 


Pattern or design used: How to Weave on a Cardboard Loom
posted in: gallery, wearable, blue, green, dress, black, gold-metallic, keepsake, other fiber, couture, bags, plastic, formal, gown, garbage, strapless, trashion

Comments (5)

AlisaVogt writes: I love this! I make tote bags out of th plastic bags. I was curious how big you made your loom? Also, is the dress comfortable?

Great job!!
Posted: 12:31 pm on November 12th
MonDou writes: Wow, very creative. I'm wondering if its terribly uncomfertable though? Even if it is its still awesome.
Posted: 4:47 am on July 3rd
ustabahippie writes: What a great idea and it looks good too! I vow to recycle in my projects from now on. Can't wait to use up all this yarn I have stashed.
Posted: 1:50 pm on May 5th
CraftyMamma86 writes: WOW, great job!
Posted: 12:28 am on January 16th
shininggrass writes: This is amazing, great work:D
Posted: 7:42 pm on November 13th
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.