Do you get annoyed with plastic bags being everywhere in your kitchen?
I do and that’s why I decided to sew a plastic bag holder.
My mother in law gave me some lovely fat quarters from The Craft Cotton Company that had some lovely patterns and were in pink, lilac and purple colours.
What You Will Need
- 4 Fat Quarters (or 2, depending on how many different designs you’d like)
- Pen or marker
- Sewing machine, needle and thread
- Safety pin
- Iron (optional)
How to Sew a Plastic Bag Holder
1.Cut your fat quarters to size. I made 6 rectangles which measured 5 inches wide and 17 inches long. (If you want your bag to be thinner then cut the length smaller.) Place them together and choose your design, I decided to have two different pink designs whereas the other two are repeated.
2. Use a sewing machine to sew a straight line (on the wrong side and length-way) by bringing the rectangles right-sides together. Make this a half an inch seam. Continue to do this until they’re all attached.
3. Iron the seams by bringing the sides inside to opposite sides. This will give it a nice flat finish.
4. Fold half an inch of the top of your plastic bag holder twice. Sew it using your machine for a neat finish. Then attache a ribbon by sewing it into the inside seam.
5. Now for the bottom do the same thing but I made it an inch, so that my ribbon can easily slide through it. That meant that I sewed at the very edge of the fold to make the step 7 much easier!
6. Fold all of your rectangles, right-sides together, width-wise, and sew a line that’s half an inch. Iron the seams as before.
7. Make two holes on the inside of the seam you’ve just made. Be careful and only make the hole on the one side. Attach a safety pin to the end of your ribbon to feed it through inside the seam you’ve made (that’s why I made it bigger in step 5) and pull it through. Leave a generous amount of ribbon so that you can tie it tight and make a bow.
Now, turn it inside out…
Use the end to pull bags through and make it bigger or smaller whenever you need to. Simply pop the ribbon back inside once you’ve tightened it and tied it.
Now, hang it up and fill it with lots of plastic bags. The kitchen looks soooo much neater!
Here’s an easy to follow video guide:
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Send me your plastic bag holder projects and I’ll showcase them below 🙂
Here’s one by my friend Sarah: