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Topic: trash bag for my SUV :) With removable clear plastic bag ***TUTE***  (Read 29085 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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