submitted by: Patchwork Posse
This is a quick tutorial for a DIY plastic bag holder. You can use your fabric scraps and leftovers and either the string piecing technique or the quilt as you go technique…or even the mile a minute technique!
- 18″ X 18″ outside piece (can be one fabric or you can go scrappy)
- 20″ X 20″ muslin or lining fabric
- 2– 6″ elastic for the closures
- 2– 12″ Ribbon for the hanging tie
1) Sew your bit of pieces together until it measures at least 18″ X 18″. You can use the mile a minute method– or use the muslin while you are sewing them together (foundation piecing).
2) Trim up the piece to 18″ X 18″.
3) Pin your outside piece to the muslin lining- yes, the foundation piece is larger than your scrappy patchwork piece. This is so if there is any shifting while you quilt, you won’t mess things up.
4) Machine stitch lines in any direction and design you’d like. I simply quilted straight lines following the seams- stitching 1/2″ away.
5) Trim the piece to 18″ X 18″.
6) Hem the top and bottom edge.
7) Fold in half the long way and pin together- right sides facing- hems are at the top and bottom.
8) Sew along the seam.
9) Lace the elastic in one end- pull tight leaving it open enough you can stuff and remove bags. Stitch to secure.
10) Turn right sides out place hanging ribbon inside the top hem- stitch to secure each to the side opposite each other.
11) Hang where you’d like.