I Am a Plastic Bag DIY.
Well, I'm doing this post because: 1. The blue US ones are going on sale in the tri-state area tommorrow, the 18th (woo-woo!) 2. And even though Anya Hindmarch's bag has been over-hyped and undergone publicity overkill, it still brings into light an important issue regarding the impact of plastic bags on the environment and they take hundreds of years to decompose.
Unfortunately, some who have been lucky to get these are just toting around the supercheap bags because they're designer-- instead of using them to replace plastic bags (take it to the market, etc).
SooOoOoo I did a DIY regarding getting some more mileage out of plastic bags that you might just have lying around!
Haha :) well they're not just for children, of course. It just sounded cute saying that. Anyway, why would anyone want a smock? Wellll, in case you need to do some light, but messy, indoor work. AKA baking, painting... And it's a good as a last-minute usage if you need protection for your outfit. :P
I entered the one above in a "Plastic Ain't My Bag" photo contest I found online! Thought it would be fun. To look at the other entries (and vote for mine if you like :P) visit here.
Alright! All you need is one plastic bag and a scissor, which after it's used, can be thrown away (hey, you got some more mileage out of it). It's incredibly easy and does a good job. The only con might be that the rustling is a bother-- in which case you can use a thinner, not as "crunchy", plastic bag.
And there's only two steps:
1. Flatten the bag right and a make slit cut on each side all the way down.
2. Pull it open and once more, flatten it out.
...and that's it! And if you widen out the strap where it's cinched (on some bags) it makes a cute little kind of perpendicular cap sleeve (if that makes sense...).
Then there's a second option, if you just need a quick coverage on the top. But in this one, you don't use all of the bag.
1. Cut along where the dotted lines are...and voila!
I decided to wear pink shorts...so you couldn't really see the little "coat-tails" so I outlined them. Pretty cute for a plastic bag, huh?