Will you be making this project again?
Yes. There are many creative ways to combine fabrics and decorative trim.
Would you recommend this project for a beginner?
Yes. Basic straight stitching is used for the bag.
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What project you are sharing?
Plastic Bag Organizer
Information about your project.
I have been sewing about three years. I have labored over outfits for my granddaughter, only for her to outgrow them in 15 minutes. I find more satisfaction in "craft" sewing. I've experimented with dolls, stuffed animals, reversible hand towels, and faux quilted ornaments. I've picked up so many remnants on sale that I am concentrating on making plastic bag organizers in order to lower the stack of fabric I've accumulated. A simple 2-section bag takes about 1 hour. Four to five section bags take longer; probably 2 hours. Adding rick-rack and flower trims add more time to the project. The overall bag (finished) should be about 18 inches wide and 20-25 inches long. (I made some GIANT bags to use at our church's annual bazaar which held about 70 plastic bags - and we still used them all!)
Tips and Tricks
- I ironed open the center seam of extra wide double fold bias tape, incorporated the inner edges of the sewn seams inside the bag, and sewed the bias tape down on both sides. This gives a finished seam to the outside and provides a little stiffness to keep the bag from collapsing when not completely full of plastic bags.