SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Forum > Fabrics and more... > FYI-Shopping bag "fabric" at Joann's ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
FYI-Shopping bag "fabric" at Joann's
LouisaP
LouisaP
Minnesota USA
Member since 2/27/07
Posts: 419
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 4/28/10 10:25 AM

Don't know if anyone has been looking for this stuff, but my local Joann's has started stocking that lightweight, non-woven fabric that all the commercial shopping bags are made of. The stuff that's kind of like Pellon....

It's kept back in the drapery and tablecloth vinyl area, and they've got about half a dozen patterns and solids on bolts.
Patti B
starstarstarstar
Patti B  Friend of PR
Member since 9/29/02
Posts: 2661
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Subject: FYI-Shopping bag fabric at Joanns Date: 4/28/10 10:27 AM

I just bought some last week in a nice brown and turquoise print. It was very inexpensive at $2.99/yd and very wide. It hasn't decided what it is going to be yet. It might become a tablecloth for the patio.

------
Patti

R-r-r-ripping my way to fitting success

KathySews
star
KathySews  Friend of PR
Michigan USA
Member since 10/1/06
Posts: 4264
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



Date: 10/23/12 6:00 AM

I need to check this out. Is the fabric washable? News reports about germs lurking in unwashed bags makes sense and I am now thinking I will make some washable ones.
DOGLOVER389
DOGLOVER389
Member since 1/11/12
Posts: 507
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

                                                     1 Replies



Date: 11/14/12 1:30 PM

Hi,

From my understanding the fabric-like shopping bags are washable, but in cold water.

Since they are actually made from recycled plastic bags, they cannot be put in the dryer or they will melt.

The bags I purchased (Earthwise) recommend:

Hand wash in cold water.

Do not bleach.

Do not tumble dry.


HTH



DogLover389

------
Cut my teeth on a Kenmore 117.58

http://pages.sewing-machine-manuals.com/173/PictPage/1922064294.html

Singer Merritt 9612
Singer 99-13
Singer 15-91; 1955
Singer 237

tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys
Wisconsin USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 8653
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to DOGLOVER389

Date: 11/14/12 1:49 PM

They are also easy to reinforce those side seams. So it makes them last a little longer.

------
Remembering my most loved BFF (Best Furry Family, a very close friend, family)...The Baby my kins, my Abigail ..11/2/03 - 3/7/16

She's my Baby & I'll love her if I want to, love her if I want to.... you would love her too she's the Baby ... the kins ...sung ..just one of her songs..
I miss you an awful lot my Baby ...Ab-i-gail she would come running when I would say her name like that...

Lord please take care of my much loved kitty. +
Thank you Lord for loaning me the much loved Babykins. +

Vireya
Vireya
Australia
Member since 12/10/05
Posts: 1056
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Subject: FYI-Shopping bag fabric at Joanns Date: 11/15/12 6:18 PM

On Project Runway Australia this week they had to make their garments out of the shopping bags. Some quite amazing creations, but they found that the fabric melted when they tried to press it.
Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> FYI-Shopping bag "fabric" at Joann's

Merchants on PR

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Home Sewing Depot


Home Dec Sewing Supplies
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Understanding Interfacings
Understanding Interfacings

Class Details

Online Class
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Class Details

Petite Plus 104 Pattern

Petite Plus 104 Pattern

Pattern Details
Jamie Christina Miz Mozelle Dress Paper Pattern

Jamie Christina Miz Mozelle Dress Paper Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.