DIY Laundry Bag
Back to school is sneaking upon us! Some kids are entering University and might be heading off to dormitories. We can only hope they will do their laundry at least once a month and not drag it home every holiday for mom to do. Create this simple and cute laundry bag for them to set-up in their new home and cross-your fingers it gets emptied!
- 1.5m canvas or heavy-weight fabric
- 2m lining
- 0.2m cotton fabric for printing
- 0.8m cording
- 1 or 2 cord stoppers.
- Iron-on Print and Press sheet
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Start by cutting a rectangle 50″ x 30″ from your canvas and a rectangle 50″x40″ from the lining. You will need to cut a circle with a circumference of 50″ and a diameter of 16″
- Mark the centre of the canvas along the long edge and then measure 10″ down and mark a line. This is where you will place your cotton
3. Following the directions of the Print & Press paper, place your paper on the cotton fabric and press each section holding for 15-30seconds
*You can use your own design or you can use our design here.
4. Slowly and carefully peel the sheet off of the cotton fabric
5. Trim the excess fabric and zigzag to your canvas where you had previously marker
6. Pin your short edges right sides together and stitch with 1/4″ seam allowance
7. Pin your circle to the canvas right sides together and stitch with 1/4″ seam allowance
8. Repeat steps 6 & 7 with the lining
9. Place your canvas and lining rights sides together and stitch along the top edge. Leave an opening to turn right side out.
10. Fold your canvas up 1″ and press. Pull your lining so it extends past the canvas and lays flat in the bag, pin the top edge of the lining.
11. Topstitch the lining 5/8″ away from the edge all the way around and topstitch the top edge of the canvas 5’8″ through all layers.
12. Mark the center of the lining and make to slashes 1″ apart.
13. Thread the cord through the channel of the lining.
14. Thread the cording through the holes of the stoppers. You can use one stopper and thread each cord through one hole, or use two stoppers and thread the cord through each hole.