Monday, June 18, 2012

Cute and Easy Laundry Bag...


Good Morning cute people!!
Today I wanted to share with you 
a quick little project that 
Kassidy and I made in preparation
 of her girls camp coming up next week.


We went to Target (our fav)...
 and bought some laundry bags.
You can get 2 bags in a package
 for 3 or 4 dollars.
They're made of nylon mesh and 
measure about 15" x 18".

Of course we decided to 
sweeten them up a bit!...
we added fabric binding 
around the edges.

I'll show you how we did it...
quick and easy.


Cut two - 2 1/2"x Width of Fabric strips.


Cut off the selvedge ends and stitch
 together on the diagonal.


Press the seams open.
This will give you plenty to go around
 the outside edges of one bag....
(you will have about 10" left over)



Press the strip in half with
 wrong sides together...


And then use your center fold as a guide 
to fold and press one side into the center.


Then repeat for the other side...
both sides now folded and
 pressed to the center.


Then fold in half and press again...
now you're ready to stitch 
your strip onto 
the edges of your laundry bag.




Simply fold it over the edge
 and sew using a zig-zag stitch.

When you get to the end...
 fold over the raw edge ends and 
continue to zig-zag...
and then backstitch to finish!



You will have to ease in 
the excess a little when you
 sew around the corners.

If you cut your 2 1/2" strips 
on the bias it will lay nicer 
around the curves...
 But I wanted to use leftover strips
 that I already had cut...
and we thought that they 
worked out fine considering.


"Cute and Easy Laundry Bag"



Of course...
now that you have a 
cute little mesh bag...
you don't have to use it
 just for laundry...



You can use them as a bag to
 make a gift extra special...


Or as a cute project bag to take
 on your next Sew Day...
or...
 you can use them to keep your
 sewing room organized.
The possibilities are endless!

I can honestly say that they are 
the easiest bags that 
I've ever made...
considering that 
they are already made! 
 (We just added a little bit of cuteness!)

Until next time...
have a quilty kind of day my friends;
xx
Lori


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30 comments:

Ginny Worden said...

Great Idea, thanks.

Needled Mom said...

Those are sooo cute!

Darlene said...

Very cute, Lori.

Cynthia said...

Very cute! I love how your nail polish matches the binding :)

Nedra said...

I know you have always told me that "anything worth making is worth making cute!" Cass will be the envy of girls camp.

Maxine said...

Sooooooooooo glad to hear from you...we have missed you...What a great idea...You and Kass make a great team..And where you find the time to do all you do is way beyond me...So much talent in one little finger.. Hope you have a class here in St George sometime..have a great week Lori..Oh yes..I love how you nail polish went with the fabric you used for the bag.....

Linda.Nell.Cates@gmail.com said...

What a great idea!! I love it! You are a wealth of information. Thanks for sharing with us!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah - the bag is cute! But what really got me excited is your manicure! Love the turquoise tips! :)

•stephanie• said...

so cute, and yes, of course your nails match the adorable fabric. clever, clever, clever!

Becky said...

Lovely little project to help add some 'bling' to the lingerie bag. Just so cute. Thanks!

suemac said...

That is a great idea. What a good way to send fabric to a friend.

LeKaQuilt said...

What a great idea! The washing bag is really cute, but I was fascinated by your beautiful nails :o)

Material Mary said...

Great idea. Been loving your new patterns out...will be making them up in my new favorite fabric line...Millie's Closet.
Mary

Nanette Merrill said...

Perfect. Fabulous. What a great gift idea. You smartie.

trish @ notes of sincerity said...

Oh how cute Lori! I am heading to my laundry room, for two garment bags. What a pretty way to dress them up! I will smile every time I wash my delicates. Thank you for sharing your cute tutorial!!
:o) I will post the bags when complete!
Your nails are just too cute. :o)
While in Target last week, EVERY blue nail polish was sold out. :o)

Christine M said...

Great idea. I will have to keep an eye out for those bags.

Bloggymom said...

Cute idea!! Love the color of the fabric... and it matches your nails.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

That sure did make it a lot cuter! So many fun ides to use them with.
Blessings,
Susie

donna said...

What a GREAT idea. Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs
donna

sewinglady said...

Love your idea!

tasha said...

that's so cute lori! i love simple little things that make a big difference.

The Sewing Chick said...

Such a great idea. I love taking something ordinary and turning it into something special!! Thanks Lori!!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Super cute project!!!

Cindy said...

Love your tutorials- thanks for sharing!! You always know how to take it up another notch!!:)

Deborah Anne said...

You're so smart!

Heather said...

What a cute idea! I'll have to try this. Love your blog ;-)

Cheers,
Heather @ Lark & Lola
larkandlola.blogspot.com

Jacinta @ Kadesia Jane said...

Loving your Blog. Just blogged about my crafty weekend with my girls. I love all the crafty things. So relaxing and great fun :)

trish @ notes of sincerity said...

Hi Lori. :o)
I posted my laundry bag this morning. Thank you so much for the adorable tutorial!! I already plan to make more.
Have a great week! hugs, Trish xo

Kathie said...

ok these are adorable what a great idea
my DD could use these when she packs to go back to college even to just group things together...
thanks a trip to target is needed! Thanks!!!!
kathie

Barri-Jayne said...

Such a cool idea, will definitely try this out xx

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