Today’s craft is an easy-to-make laundry bag made with beautiful natural linen. This practical bag is so useful on laundry days and has the added bonus of looking great.
A great thing about this quick project is that you can use it for a variety of purposes. You dont just have to cram your dirty clothes in this bag! It works great for traveling and storage. If you like to camp, I’d use this to put my sleeping bag in or any other items you may need on your trip.
The simple drawstring technique can be applied to many other crafts. I like to make drawstring linen bags in a whole bunch of different sizes to use for just about anything!
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine
I used 4C22 in Natural linen. I think natural linen works perfectly for this laundry bag.
Sometimes I like crafts like this that don’t require much fuss. I just want to get sewing!
I cut my fabric so that a fold will be on one of the sides of my bag, meaning I will not need a seam here. The other side and the bottom of the bag with have a seam to hold the edges together and thus creating your bag.
The top of the bag will need a 1 inch hem later so we can insert the drawstring.
First, let’s get sewing so we end up with something that resembles a bag rather than a rectangular piece of linen.
This is important to remember! Make sure to leave two 1/2 inch openings towards the bottom and top of the side as you make your seam. This is to insert the ends of the carrying strap we will make in the next step. I forgot to leave two little openings, so I had to cut a few stitches after. It didn’t ruin the look or anything but can be an unnecessary step (and a hassle!).
Otherwise, the seams will look like this, which is perfectly fine! As long as you sew a good straight line, your bag will hold together just fine.
The straps are just the simple type I have done before in previous tutorials. First, I cut a long strip of linen 3 inches thick. Then fold both edges to the center and then fold the entire strip down the center. This will hide the raw edges and leave you with a 1 inch wide strap. Make a seam along the entire piece on the side with the double-folds.
This is a great gift idea for anyone you know that is going away to college or going on a trip somewhere. This same drawstring bag can be made in so many different sizes and used for just about anything!
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