Crafts Using Plastic Bed Sheet Cases

I have a lot of the small bags that sheets come in from Wal-Mart, they snap and some have elastic. I would like to know if anyone has a craft idea to use them for. They are the ones that the sheet sets or just single sheets are folded tightly in. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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By Deborah M

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November 18, 20130 found this helpful

I've used these bags often. What use I get depends on the plastic (soft and pliable or brittle) - if soft and pliable I've used the bags to sew travel grooming/make-up bags, drop-over covers for toiletries in the bathroom, and jewellery bags.

It's easy to cut and sew, I've rarely even needed to use a specialty thread, needle, or presser foot. When I have used specialty, a good heavy duty polyester thread through a jeans needle and a roller or teflon foot makes short work of nice strong seams/topstitching, and keeping seaming even on two layers.

If the plastic is brittle I usually just leave the bag as it came from the shop and use it to store table linens - so easy to stack and keeps the linens clean whilst in the cupboard.

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Brittle plastic is usually thinner and sewing just causes it to tear.

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