Throughout U-Café we have used sheets made from up-cycling carrier bags for various purposes; from screens, to window displays and t-shirt transfers. These sheets are highly versatile and customisable.
How are they made?
Normal plastic shopping bags have been collected from a variety of supermarkets. These carrier bags are layered on top of each other and then ironed using a normal domestic iron with some greaseproof paper either side to stop the bags sticking. The heat and light pressure causes the carrier bags to meld together.
For some sheets we have cut the carrier bags into strips and then woven them before ironing. This gives extra strength to the sheets and also allows us to control the pattern.
These sheets are then cut to the required size and shape like normal fabrics.