11 October 2008

Fused carrier bag wallet

Today I tried fusing carrier bags for the first time (ironing many layers to produce a stronger plastic). First I tried some Morrisons bags for practice, and once I had got the hang of it I used some bags I had brought back from China and Japan. This little wallet, which is the right size for a Moleskine or some pens (or a Moleskine and some pens), is the only thing I have made out of the resulting fabric so far.

I haven't decided what sort of fastening it will have, so at the moment I am just using a ribbon, which made me think that this would be an unusual (and reusable) way of wrapping presents (a bit like the Japanese method of furoshiki - wrapping in fabric).

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