About a month ago, my loving wonderful husband bought me a new car.
Being a little OCD I have been paranoid about any little speck of dirt in it. Trying to keep it in its beautiful new state, I decided to make a little trash bag for it and share how I did it.
5 leftover Jelly roll strips
1/4 yd. of oilcloth
****ignore the velcro tabs in the middle of the pic. I scrapped that idea and just made a loop for the handle.
Sew 4 of your jellyroll strips together. I just took a normal size strip and cut it in half. You don't need the whole WOF that it comes in.
Press your seams and trim so that you have 2 pieces that are 8.25" x 10.5".
Sew the 5th strip together along the length of the strip. Sew with right sides together.
Turn it right side out and press. I ran out to my car at this point and measured how long I needed the loop to be. Mine was 16.5". Adjust to the length you need.
Loop the handle around and pin it to one of your exterior pieces. Secure in place by stitching.
Sew both of the exterior pieces with right sides together around the sides and bottom of the bag. Do the same for the interior pieces. After stitching trim the bottom corners to an angle. Just makes things prettier when you turn them right side out.
Turn the exterior piece so it is right side out.
Place the exterior piece inside of the interior piece. The right sides will be together. I like to match up and pin my side seams together so everything lines up well. Remember when you are stitching the pieces together across the top to leave yourself about a 2.5" opening to turn the bag right side out.
This is what you should have.
Turn the bag right side out through the opening you left.
Now...CAREFULLY press the top edge. You don't want to touch the oilcloth with your iron...trust me...it turns ugly really quickly!!
Top Stitch the top of the bag.
Wasn't that easy? It took me about 20 minutes to make this one!!! Happy Sewing. I would love to see the ones that you make. Post them to my FACEBOOK page.