Wednesday, August 29, 2012
LAUNDRY BAG USING SAMOAN FABRIC (tutorial)
So I showed you this the other day, my memory foam top came in this….
It went from that to this: For sure saving the zipper….can use that in so many projects.
I used the plastic side and circle for a pattern, of course I made the body longer and came up with this:
This bag is for my son’s girlfriend, she is going to go on a mission for the LDS Church for eighteen months.
The circle is: 11- 1/2" in diameter (if you need to know how to make this circle, go here).
Then the body measures: 44” wide and 32” long.
I used ribbon for the tie, call me lazy….whatever but it worked and saved me some time.
Most of you know to sew the body of the laundry bag to the circle first before you sew the side seam or at least that is how I do it…I never completely sew it all the way around, I leave about an inch on both sides unsewn and then I sew the side seam to match what it takes to finish going around the circle…that way it always fits perfectly around the circle.
I took a 3 inch hem for the casing, folding it under a half inch. Slit the seam open enough for the ribbon, secured the slit with a straight line stitch at the top for about a half inch and again at the bottom of the slit to keep it from opening up further. Then I top stitched about one-fourth inch from the top just because I could. I put two buttons on the ends of the ribbons to keep the ends from slipping inside the casing and causing her grief on how to get it out and back in again.
I just free hand the letters, did a decorative stitch over the top….this by the way is a pocket for her laundry soap or her unmentionables.
I see some more in my future.