I'm creating bags out of the sheets of fused plasitc bags I made earlier.
But first, I had to try stitching on the plastic.
Yes, I can with a really sharp needle. The plastic fabric is not like I expected. It is surprisingly strong and doesn't tear. It is supple, yet not as pliable as normal fabric. That makes it harder to stitch on in the center of a big sheet. But along the edge its easier.
Also, once you stick the needle in there is a hole, whether you wanted it there or not. So, I had to be very careful. I ended up using the running stitch exclusively and used simple designs. But, sometimes the stitched lines are not as straight as I would have liked.
I added some sequins and spangles.
The straps of the bags are the seams of some old black jeans.
For one of the uglier pieces I simply added as zipper and sewed up the seams to make a bag. Actually, it was my first zipper so I shouldn't say "simply".
I did this one first and it was very plain. That's how I got the idea for stitching. I think this would have looked much better with swirls of running stitch.
I'm keeping this bag to hold small stitching projects (there's a partially completed ornament in it now).
The top two bags will be going into a fund-raising auction.