How To: Make a messenger bag out of trash bags

Make a messenger bag out of trash bags

Watch this instructional video to learn how to make a messenger bag out of trash bags. All you need to do is melt some trash bags together with an iron and wax paper, stitch them up, and then add some necessary buckles and pack accessories. Join Bre Pettis and Make Magazine for this great craft project.

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The girl in this video is seriously freaky. her wandering eyes were causing me to squirm in my seat.

Awesome, thanks so much for this tip and fun instructional video! Now I know what to do with the millions of plastic bags in my kitchen...this is a great project!

Interesting material, but background music TOO LOUD during speech, VERY annoying!

Thanks for your great video. I found the remelting plastic bags trick very useful.

But I can't agree to buying a $5 bag just for the buckles... to me that seems incredibly wasteful.

Isn't the whole idea to try and upcycle something? For sure it is a very cheap bag (the 5 dollar one, not yours) but it probably has a high environmental cost... (well maybe not the energy cost because I am sure that the country in which is made uses far less energy than USA/UK/CAN/EU/AU). Do far east manufacturers care about river pollution, ecology, sustainability, etc?

So by all means source an old seatbelt or buckle from elsewhere... Thanks for listening anyway.

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