Saturday, March 8, 2014

Fat Quarter Plastic Bag Holder Pattern w/ Photo Tutorial

How many of you out there collect your plastic bags INSIDE another plastic bag and hate that it looks sooo ugly.....but you just don't want to spend the money to buy something to keep them in??

Or maybe you are just learning to sew and would like a super simple project that you can proudly display and will also help organize your home??

Right here I have a super simple plastic bag holder that uses a "fat quarter" of fabric, a little bit of elastic and some thread.  You can buy pre-cut fat quarters at most stores that carry fabric. OR you can just dig in your fabric stash and cut a piece that fits the dimensions listed below.  It's so inexpensive and SO easy!!

***Feel free to make as many of these as you want for profit, but remember to give credit to me, Amy B Stitched, or link back to this page!!***

·         1 fat quarter (18” x 22” piece of fabric)
·         9” length of ½” elastic
·         Small safety pin
·         Coordinating thread

Cut a 2” wide strip of fabric from the 22” length side, leaving a piece that measures 16” x 22”.

STRAP:  Fold the 2” strip in half (2” x 11”) with right sides together and sew ¼” seam allowance down both sides, leaving one small end open. 

Turn and top stitch.  Set aside.

On the 16” edge of the larger piece, fold over ½”. Press. Then fold over 1”. Press and pin. Stitch along the inside of the folded edge.  Repeat for other end.

 Attach safety pin to the end of the elastic and thread it into one of the casings, stitch the first end. Pull through the rest of the way and stitch the other end.

Pin long unfinished side together and stitch together using a ¼” seam allowance. Zig zag over exposed edge. Turn right side out. (you will now have a tube of fabric with one end gathered slightly with elastic)

Pin one end of strap to the end of the tube without the elastic close to the stitch line of the casing. Pin the other end of the handle directly across the tube from the other end of the handle.  Stitch in place.  (I like to use a box stitch to make the handle more secure)

I hope you enjoy this super simple sewing pattern.  If you find any errors, please comment below and I will try to fix as soon as possible.

Be Blessed!!
Amy B


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    1. I'm so glad you like it Susan!!! This is my first sewing pattern post. If you happen to find any errors please let me know!! Thanks!!

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    1. :D I'm so glad!!! Sorry I didn't get my label put on. Maybe next trip!!!

  3. Thanks so much. This was just what I was looking for!

  4. Perfect tutorial! Mine looks great!
    Thank you!!


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