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Hey Everyone! Are you ready to go on a sewing adventure with me? I have been wanting a new laundry bag and finally bit the bullet and made one. I’m excited to show you how I did it so that you can make one for yourself. This DIY Laundry Bag is a great sewing project for beginners using some basic sewing techniques so let’s get into the tutorial.
- Canvas fabric
- Clover Rotary Cutter (45mm)
- Clover Wonder Clips
- Clover 6-in-1 Stick ‘n Stich Guide
- Clover Bodkin
- Fabric dye
Step One: Cut a 16 inch circle out for the bottom of the bag. Cut a 51.25 inch by 33 inch piece of fabric for the body of the bag.
Step Two: Fold the body fabric right sides together along the longer side so that the shorter ends line up. Starting 3 inches from the top, sew down the short side with the raw edges. Use a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Step Three: Place the circular piece of fabric at the opening of the body fabric where the stitches come all the way to the end. Use Clover Wonder Clips to secure them together.
Step Four: Sew them together with a quarter inch seam allowance.
Step Five: Flip the bag right sides out. On the open end, fold the top edge over 1.5 inches and secure with Clover Wonder Clips to create a skinny tube.
Step Six: At the part, you left unsewn in step 3, fold the raw edges inwards so they can be hidden in the tube. Sew with a 1 inch seam allowance, to finish the sewing part of the project.
Step Seven: Follow the directions on the packaging of the dye to dip dye the laundry bag and dye the rope.
Step Eight: When everything is fully dry, place the rope inside of the Clover Bodkin. This will make it super easy to get the rope through.
Step Nine: Thread it through the skinny tube you created at the top of the bag. It will slide through like butter! Tie knots on the ends of the rope.
And here it is! I love it and it has been perfect for keeping my clothes in and taking them to get washed in. I think every college student needs one of these, so if you have college-aged people on your Christmas list, you should make them one! While this is perfect for a laundry bag, you could scale it down a lot to make little drawstring bags too. That’s one of the things that I love so much about sewing is that you can learn techniques while making one project and use them in a bunch of other projects. Once you get a lot of projects under your belt, you won’t need to follow patterns or tutorials, you’ll be able to make your own projects with all your tools from Clover! You can check out this post which has a bunch of other beginner projects that you can make and learn some great techniques from.