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« on: August 20, 2008 04:20:37 AM »

I really needed something in the car to stash litter.  What do you think?

I started with my 9 inch pie plate as a template for the circle bottom, cut out a 8 inch tall band to go around. The interior fabric is some outside patio fabric I found in the remnant bin; the exterior 100% cotton. Tute now follows pics by request.






Find something round to trace - I used a 9 inch pie plate.  Cut out a circle from your hefty outdoor material and from your cotton material. Cut a really long piece as wide as you want it tall. I think mine was about 8 or 9 inches wide. For length, I used roughly 27 inches long, after the second one.  But the first time I just used a really long piece.  ((There is a formula, but it never works for me!))

Now, sew a "stay stitch" line a half inch from one of the long edges of the long pieces. You are not sewing anything together, just a line. Now cut little snips along that same edge about an inch apart, but don't go past your stay stitch line.  This helps that long material go round the circle.  You'll have to do this for both the cotton and outdoor long pieces. NOTE: I found I needed to use a longer stitch on the outdoor fabric.

Now sew the circle to your long piece.  Be sure right sides are together and you are sewing along the edge that you stay-stitched and snipped.  Leave the first inch or two of the beginning of the long piece unsewn. Use a 1/2 inch seam allowance. When you start, be sure to backstitch a time or two. Sew a little, then rearrange the long piece so that it curves around the circle piece. No, I didn't pin - it was easier without the pins but make sure that stay stitch line doesn't show, sew right on top of it.) Once you get around the circle, stop about 1/2 inch away from where you started and backstitch a time or two.  With any luck, you'll have a wad of extra fabric at the end. Pull the whole thing out of the machine and use fingers or pins to judge where that seam for the long rectangle should be.  Line up the long rectangle's sides so that they are even.  You'll want to stitch the seam nice and perpendicular to the sides now. Back in the machine!

Now that the side seam is done, trim off all the excess material and go back and finish that little bit of circle that isn't done.  These are the thrills of sewing with no measurements.  (If you DID have excellent measurements, you could sew the long rectangle into a tube first, then sew onto the circle in perfect precision.)
Do this same circus act with the outdoor material, but remember the longer stitch length might be needed.

Now, Cotton material bucket should be right side out, but lining material bucket needs to be right side in.  Stick the cotton bucket inside the lining bucket. The two right sides will be touching. Now sew around the top edge with a 1/2 inch SA, leaving a gap for turning.  Don't forget to back stitch at start and stop points. 

Birth the bag! This is always my favorite part.  Turn your bag right side out (and if you are like me, you've made your gap too small and it takes some minutes of labour to get it all situated). Stuff the lining back down into the bucket.  It should look nearly done!

Top stitch 1/4 inch around the bag, being sure to tuck the material at that gap down and make it look nice and smooth.

Figure out how long you want your strap, cut and sew a tube and turn it right side out. Tuck the ends of the tube back inside 1/2 an inch and sew with reinforcing x's onto the bag straddling the side seam.








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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008 04:41:18 AM »

I love it (and I need one, too!)!
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008 04:56:01 AM »

neato- I need one of these for my own car!
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008 05:19:42 AM »

Great idea.... I need to make a few of those for our cars and my 2 sons cars as well.
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2008 05:34:38 AM »

Great idea. I will make one for my car.
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2008 05:35:38 AM »

that is so cool!  I totally need one .... I wonder what my mum is doing this afternoon ... Wink  Do you unhook the strap for driving or leave it there (does it interfere with shifting at all?)
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2008 05:50:47 AM »

Awesome design and fabric!!!!  So that's how I could do it!  I was just saying to my DD 2 days ago that I needed something in the back seat of our vehicles for them to put garbage in.  I wanted to make one but wasn't sure what to use.  Hmmmm...patio fabric, never thought of that and it's a great idea.  THANKS for the post. Cool 
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2008 05:59:20 AM »

Awesome idea!! My car is always a mess!!!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008 06:35:46 AM »

This is awesome.  You have inspired me to make something for my car. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2008 06:53:58 AM »

Ingenius.... And I love the colours. I need one!
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2008 07:05:22 AM »

The first thing I thought was what a great idea.  The second thing was that your car interior looks so clean and neat.  Mine looks like I've been living in it.... I've got to make one of those too.

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2008 07:39:01 AM »

I love it, too!  Is the patio fabric sturdy enough to keep the shape of the bucket or did you interface it?
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2008 08:33:53 AM »

I love it!  I really need one too.  I usually use a grocery bag and if I don't take it out it ends up getting kicked over.  Terrific idea.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2008 08:37:19 AM »

Very nice! I bought one on etsy that uses dog poop bags (the small plastic bags that come in a roll) as liners, so you can just remove the liner like a trash bag. They'd probably work with that too if you wanted a disposable liner.
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2008 08:57:22 AM »

I love this. A tutorial for sewing novices would be great.  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2008 09:52:40 AM »

omg i'm totally stealing this for my car! genius!
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2008 11:03:48 AM »

Wow thank you all for the kind comments!

I'll try to answer a few of the questions.

I didn't use interfacing, the outdoor fabric held up well alone.  I found that fabric while I was out today, still on the bolt.  It said 100% Polyester with PVC backing.

The car is actually my hubby's - mine is HORRID!!!!  I don't remove it while driving and have not had any trouble with shifting.  In my van, I actually stick it over the seat belt latch (the one that comes up from the floor).  I've got ideas for doing one with an adjustable strap too, just haven't gotten around to it.

As for a tute, I am so bad at writing good ones that I give up half-way thru, but I'll give you a half-arsed tute on the top post.
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2008 11:49:32 AM »

This is perfect for our SUV and my hubby.  He's always on the go being a marine and I tell ya I don't think he ever cleans out the car..LOL this will lighten my load some.  Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2008 01:22:44 PM »

This is a swell idea. I"m thinking about making one lined w/ oilcloth so it can be wiped out.  I've never sewed w/ it though....
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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2008 07:59:27 AM »

What a fabulous idea! Why don't they put a litter drawer in cars anymore? I guess they went the way of ash trays.
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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2008 02:17:55 PM »

This is fantastic! I'm totally going to make one of these. I'll also be linking to it in the Daily DIY.
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2008 06:18:31 PM »

Thanks OnePrettyThing! Great site you have there!
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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2009 02:16:04 PM »

I made one Smiley



You can't see the real colour on the Pic, it's more like this:


And some details:




Thanks for the idea Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2009 08:25:47 PM »

Oh Lord. I'd agree with everyone else and say I need to make one of these too, but that's not true. I need to make, like, ten.

For one car.

Very nicely done!
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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2009 08:27:03 AM »

i feel a bit silly cause i made one but i don't have a car... hehe.

i just made it to put stuff in (mainly garbage while i'm sewing, like scrap fabric, thread, paper...) so mine isn't heavy duty at all.



thanks for the tute, and one day... when i decide to take driving lessons again, i'm gonna make one for my car!
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« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2009 06:13:53 PM »

Your litter bag looks great!  I made one similar a few months ago, but I like yours WAY better.  Looks like I know how I am going to spend the rest of my evening!
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« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2009 09:25:47 AM »

OMG I need this! I should take a picture of my car to show you how bad I REALLY need one of these lmfao. My car is always full of empty cigarette packs and empty Red Bull cans. This is awesome!
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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2009 12:40:05 PM »

I can't wait to make one of these!  My car gets so messy with 2 kids, this is perfect!
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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2009 08:45:37 PM »

This is great i think we all need one for the car.

Thank you ever so much for sharing a tut Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2009 08:50:08 AM »

This is great, I've had this bookmarked for absolute ages. I think this should have been blogged as one of Craftster's suggested DIY christmas gifts because I completely forgot about this project and it would have been a great christmas gift.

Anyways I have a car now so I am going to make one today. First I just wanted to note that the formula the author is talking about is just a simple math formula to find circumfrence. Should be pretty easy:

C= Pi x Diameter

So the diameter of your circle (the length across the middle of the circle), if you are using a 9 inch pie plate would be 9 and Pi can be entered in your calc. as 3.14 (if you dont have the pi key). So you would cut a piece of fabric approximately 28 inches long plus seam allowances.

So in case you wanted to go for a bigger or a smaller circle you can find the length of fabric you need.
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« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2009 04:48:01 PM »

i'm digging it! i really need one of those!
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« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2010 08:06:21 PM »

My stars, I have needed something like this for years.  Thanks for the idea and tutorial!
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« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2010 01:12:01 PM »

Sweet!  Your litter basket looks fantastic!
A friend of mine is in DESPERATE need of making one - so Stacy if you are reading this I am thinking of you Smiley  Not because you have a messy car but because your car is messy but because I remember you saying you wanted to make one.
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