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Topic: Worn Laundry Bag to New Stylish Laundry Bag w/ tutorial  (Read 1834 times)
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« on: January 14, 2011 12:49:08 AM »

I bought some laundry bags from Joann's a few yrs back from their back to school collection for about a dollar on clearance.  Recently, I decide to revamp these worn laundry bags and make some with style.  Last week I bought some fabric from the red tag section for an extra 50% off.  The bags cost about $1.50 to $2.00 to make.

worn bag with fabric scraps inside

worn bag

Here is the tutorial:

You will need the following: cotton fabric about 1 to 2 yds, cord about 2 yds, and the finding. You can do this with old laundry bags(reuse the cording/finding) or make them from scratch. 



With right sides together, sew the long side leaving a small opening about 3 inches (look at the pic below/the broke line is the hole for the cording) from the top then sew the lower short edge.  You can and I ironed the casing section to make the opening for the cord (which makes it easy later to sew the casing).



Once you have sewn the bag together you can now form and sew the casing from the ironed creases as your guide.  Be sure to center the fold so you can see the hole for the cording.





Once you have sewn the casing, turn the bag right side out then sew reinforcing stitches across the top of the hole for the cording.



Now you are ready to thread the cording for the bag.




You are almost done now.  Squeeze the finding to insert the cording into the hole then tie the ends together and you have your NEW LAUNDRY BAGS!!



I am going to use the green bags to make produce bags using the same method.  If you have questions please ask.  Leave a comment and/or add me to your buddy list.   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011 06:39:14 PM »

Very awesome, thank you for the tute as well!!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011 12:40:21 PM »

What a great idea.  These turned out great!
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