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Topic: trash bag for my SUV :) With removable clear plastic bag ***TUTE***  (Read 27574 times)
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« on: June 30, 2010 01:24:32 PM »

I made this today with scraps of fabric, bias tape, clear plastic, and wire! I'm really happy with how it turned out, and I also made one for my hubby's truck with some cool skull fabric Smiley

I made a fitted plastic bag that is removable so that you could put in apples, banana peels, etc, and take it out and wipe it clean.
If you all want a tutorial let me know Smiley I'll be happy to share my pattern!




The long-awaited tute!!

Ok, so I'm going to do my best to describe how I did it...let me know if you have any questions.

First off, for this one, I made the bias tape and sewed it on to an approx. 18 x 12 in clear plastic (vinyl maybe??). I sewed it onto the length allowing at least 1/2 inch to case the wire.

I then used wire cutters to cut and curl the ends of the wire. The wire is slightly longer than the plastic so that there's enough to curl the ends so as to not cut through the plastic or fabric.

Feed the wire through the bias tape casing.

I then double folded the ends so that no liquids would leak through, making sure all raw edges are concealed. (just in case there was a little bit of drink left over in a bottle or something).

I then folded the bag so that the seam is in the back and sewed more bias tape (double folding edges once again) to the bottom.

I then started on the fabric outer of the bag. I used french seams to make it all clean and pretty (if you don't know what french seams are, there are tons of tutorials online). The fabric bag dimensions are slightly bigger than the plastic (around an inch longer and wider, but you can sort of measure as you go. There are no steadfast rules for me. I'm not very good at rules lol)

Now to add the strap, just measure the back of your seat to see how long you need the strap to be. I made mine slightly adjustable because this one was a gift for someone. I made it pretty long and sewed one side of the strap about an inch or two from the back seam. On the other side of the seam, I sewed the soft side of the velcro. Around 6 inches. The hard side of the velcro is sewn to the strap.

Et voila. There's my cryptic tute for you. Hope it wasn't too convoluted. Again...feel free to ask questions. I'm sure there will be some! lol
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010 01:35:46 PM »

Very nice & practical. The fabrics you used are nicely coordinated. My daughter needs one of these, she has a plastic shopping bag around her shifter - not good.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010 01:38:29 PM »

Very cool indeed - I know a few people that would benefit from a car trash bag lol...
Okay.. I end up using fast food drive through bags in my car - not quite as classy as yours!
Super job..

and yeah, offering to do a tutorial - hmmm... here on Craftster, that's like waving a carrot in front of a bunny  Cheesy You know that bunny will want it! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010 01:54:16 PM »

I would really appreciate a tute.  Both of our cars look like we live in them, LOL, with three kids there is always lots of trash.  Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010 02:04:26 PM »

Great! Then I'll start working on a photo tutorial for you all!! Thanks for your comments!
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010 08:04:12 PM »

That's great Smiley Looking forward to the tute.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2010 04:37:11 PM »

I need one large enough to fit a Jetta in   Cheesy

I really do like it though!
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010 09:28:13 AM »

I'm totally looking forward to the tute! I've been thinking about making a trash collector for my car for a while, since I just have a plastic bag floating around the car at the moment.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010 11:11:01 AM »

I love the main faric!  Do you remember who makes it?
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2010 12:25:25 PM »

I have a trash bay for my car on my 50 projects a year list. I love the plastic liner! Looking forward to your tute.

Very nice & practical. The fabrics you used are nicely coordinated. My daughter needs one of these, she has a plastic shopping bag around her shifter - not good.

lol that's what I have and every once in a while if something heavy pulls the bag to the side my car gets knocked out of gear, as I'm going down the road. Yeah as you said not good.
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2010 01:21:38 PM »

Sorry I haven't put the tute together yet. It's been very busy around here. But I do promise to make one up for you all! I even made another bag so that I could take pics along the way!

As for the fabric, it's all out at the lake, but I'll see if I can find out who makes it when I get back!
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2010 08:13:41 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2010 04:15:30 PM »

I'm going to send a link to your tutorial (which looks really well done by the way) to my friend... she really could use one of these!!  

Thanks again!!

****update****
I added the link to your tutorial to my website Smiley
I've been accumulating great crafty links!  I still need to get my friend to make this.  Man, she needs one! hmm.. maybe two lol. (not because her car is messy - her husband could use one as well)
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2010 09:50:50 AM »

awesome! and very nice tutorial! One question though, and maybe I'm just missing it, but what do you mean exactly by double folding the edges of the plastic? I've never sewn on plastic before and I'm very visual, so I'm not quite getting it.
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2010 08:54:24 AM »

Great idea. I was thinking earlier this week that I needed one of these. Your post is just in time! You save my brain from having to come up with one. Thanks for posting the tut!!
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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2010 06:42:58 PM »

Happy to help, everyone! Glad you liked the tute!

One question though, and maybe I'm just missing it, but what do you mean exactly by double folding the edges of the plastic?

Well, fold the two layers of plastic over to form a small hem, and then just do the same again, in the same direction. Sort of just concealing raw edges if there were some on plastic. I didn't really know how to explain it well. I'm very visual, too, so I get what you mean!

Anyhow...does that make sense at all?
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2010 02:01:48 PM »

I love this! Thanks for the great tutorial!
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2010 09:03:28 AM »

It looks great! I featured this on Craftster's Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing, and including a tutorial!  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2010 04:42:09 PM »

Such a pretty solution to such an un-pretty problem!  Cheesy The plastic liner is great - I've been wanting to make a pretty trash bag for my car, but the problem of how to stop the kids half-finished juice boxes leaking everywhere has had me stumped...Great job!!
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2010 06:16:17 PM »

Such a pretty solution to such an un-pretty problem!  Cheesy The plastic liner is great - I've been wanting to make a pretty trash bag for my car, but the problem of how to stop the kids half-finished juice boxes leaking everywhere has had me stumped...Great job!!

THANK YOU!!!!! Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2010 12:54:36 PM »

I made something very similar to this last June, but I didn't add an insert.. The insert is a really good idea!  Beautiful work and a wonderful tutorial!
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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2010 07:19:37 AM »

I was just looking for something like this! Thanks for the tut!
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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2011 07:48:32 AM »

Thanks everyone Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2012 09:01:30 PM »

Hi there!

I was wondering if you still have your tutorial available for this project. Would you mind sending it to me if you do? Not sure how that's done on here. I just joined. Do you need my email address?

Thanks!
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« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2012 12:31:36 PM »

Juliana -

Look in the first post - her tutorial is right there in her post.  I know someone else put a link to it on their web page, but I think it just links here . . .
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« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2013 05:14:30 PM »

I have made something similar for a small scrap bag in my sewing room for threads and snippits.  Instead of using a wire to hold the top open I used a plastic trimmer string (.095) from my husbands yard trimmer.  It comes in spools and we always have it around.  I hadn't thought of making a car trash bag but after seeing your tutorial will get busy and whip up a couple for myself and the kids cars.  Thanks for taking the time to make the tutorial!
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