How to Make a Plastic Bag Holder

Today I am going to show you how to make a plastic bag holder. After having that mess of bags under my kitchen sink, I set out to figure out how to store them in a space effective way that looks nice and neat, and this DIY bag holder fit the bill perfectly.




Step 1: Cut the fabric

I am using Richloom Seydou Canyon Fabric which is a medium weight décor fabric.

Cut a 24”x 36” rectangle from your fabric and one 5×2” inch strip.

You can make this laundry bag in any size, but for me, this was perfect to fit inside of my front hallway closet. You can make the bag longer, or skinner, whatever you have to do to make this bag fit your space and needs.

Step 2: Sew together

Pin or clip your fabric with right sides together, and sew up the long edge.

Fold the smaller strip in half the long way with right sides together and sew up the edge. Then, flip the strip right side out.

Iron open all of the seams and iron the strip flat. Turn your bag right side out.

Fold over the top and bottom edge of the bag ¼” two times to hide the raw edge and iron it in place.

Take the small strip and clip it to the top edge on the seam. I am going to tuck the end just under the fold for a nice clean finish. This should form a loop so you can hang your plastic bag holder.

Fully sew around the top edge of the bag. On the bottom, sew around the edge, but leave a 2-inch opening so you are able to string your elastic through.

Cut a 6” piece of elastic. And now I have a little trick to help you get the elastic through the channel, attach safety pins on both ends of the elastic, then pin one to the opening, and string the elastic through with the other. Sew the ends of the elastic together and then sew the opening closed.

Finally, you can stuff your holder with the plastic bags and hang it up.

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