Flannel Trash Bag

I was in my husband’s car recently with garbage in my hands looking for a trash bag (because I have one in my car) and realized he had no trash bag.  I would have initially made one for him when he got this car back in April but his stick shifters height had me skeptical that the pattern I use wouldn’t work.  I had already made him some seat belt covers so he approved the fabric which would match.  I have this pattern I use from A Ditchin Time Quilts: Car Trash Bag

Off we go, here is my preparation of the fabric, as you can see I used a red and blue flannel, you only need a few pieces of fabric, front and lining fabric, fabric for your strap and fabric for your binding:

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You only interface one side of the bag so it has some stiffness. Instead of the Peltex that it called for, I just used some fusible fleece.

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To give it that “paper bag” bottom you have to flatten the corners and mark a line 1 1/2″ from the corner.  Try your best to line up the side seam in the center on each corner, so all the corners look the same and are uniform.

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Then you slide your bags together as instructed, made the binding, and here is my binding pinned, getting ready to be sewn.

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And this is after I sewed on the binding, not too terribly bad….I hate binding.

 

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Almost done, we have to put on the strap and the two pieces of 1″ x 2″ velcro to keep it closed (that’s not in the pattern).

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And you’re all done, now you have a reason to keep your car clean. This is my second trash bag I made, I really like this pattern, its super simple and makes a nice looking trash bag. You could mix and match fabrics with this add a ribbon instead of the fabric strap, use contrasting binding, or sew appliques onto the outside.  I hope you try this tutorial and let me know what you think.

Sherry

 

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