Toadstool Tote and
Rain Bucket Hat
FUSE YOUR PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS INTO
FUN, RETRO-MODERN ACCESSORIES.
BY BETZ WHITE
The eco-savvy shopper brings her
own reusable bags to the store,
at least when she remembers them.
But when life hands you lemons (or
wasteful plastic bags), make lemonade — or in this case — toadstools!
The Toadstool Tote and coordinating
Rain Bucket Hat are made entirely
from plastic shopping bags. When lay-
ered and heated with an iron, plastic
bags fuse together to create a durable
material similar in feel to Tyvek. Fused
plastic can be easily cut and sewn
into a variety of projects, such as the
2 demonstrated here.
Betz White is a designer, author, and “green” crafter who
combines her whimsical color and design sense with a love for
repurposing. Her latest book, Sewing Green (Stewart, Tabori
& Chang) will be released in spring 2009.
Photography by Garry McLeod