Bag Factory China

China Bags

In today’s blog post, I want to tell you about the China bag. The China bag is a pretty little thing, if one could only see it. Today I will show you how to make a Chinese Bag and why we are going to need all of these supplies:

-A whole lot of newspaper (The more layers, the better)

-A bucket or freezer that can hold at least 3 gallons

-Duct tape

-Box cutter or sharp knife (for cutting)

-Cordless drill with screwdriver attachments*

-“T” handle attachment for drill*

*optional items depending on what materials you have available and what your drilling needs are. This is a very simple process, but it takes a bit of time. The first thing we are going to do is take all the newspaper, and put it in the bucket. I suggest that you save this for later use by covering, or taping it over your bucket so it doesn’t deteriorate. We are going to want enough layers to build a bag that can be stuffed full of newspapers, but not over-stuffed.

Now we will start with the base layer. We need this thick layer to give our bag structure and support when we fill it with newspapers which will become our filler. We will take our duct tape and fold it in half (length ways) then we will wrap it around the bucket. We are going to want to make sure that we line the sides of the bucket with a layer of duct tape, and completely cover any seams with this tape. This will keep water from getting into our China bag when we fill it with newspapers.

Once you have your base coat on your bucket, you are ready for the middle layer. Do not get confused here! We are going to repeat what we did for the first (base) layer. Fold your duct tape in half length-wise, lay a strip of duct tape on top of it, then wrap that around your bucket. Read More

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