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KIDS LAUNDRY BAG SEWING TUTORIAL

This kids laundry bag sewing tutorial comes together in about 30 minutes. It has an opening for laundry and hangs on the back of the door! You can also use it to store stuffed animals! 
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost: under $10

Equipment

  • sewing machine
  • iron

Materials

  • 1 yard of fabric cut into the following pieces:
  • 2 22" wide x 30" tall pieces of fabric for bag
  • 2 3" wide x 10" tall pieces of fabric for loops
  • 38" piece of extra wide double fold bias tape
  • 10" circle template a plate works well
  • measuring tape
  • sewing pen
  • scissors
  • pins

Instructions

  • Measure 4" down from the top of one of the main pieces. Center the circle template on the 4" mark. Trace around template using a pencil or sewing pen.
    making a hole for the laundry
  • Cut out the hole.
    cut laundry hole in fabric
  • Pin bias tape around the raw edge of the circle opening.
    pin laundry bag bias tape
  • Stitch bias tape to the bag opening.
    stitch bias tape around bag opening
  • Fold each loop piece in half so that it is 1.5" wide with the right side of the fabric on the inside. Press on the fold using an iron.
    child sewing laundry bag on sewing machine
  • Stitch the side edge of each loop piece. Turn right side out. Press flat with an iron.
    stitch edge of loop piece
  • Top stitch the sides of the loop piece, leaving the ends open.
  • Place the other large rectangle of fabric on your work surface with the right side of the fabric facing you. Fold each loop in half with the raw edges matching. Place each loop onto the top of the rectangle, matching raw edges, 3/4" away from the side edges. Pin each loop into place.
    assembling kids laundry bag
  • Place the other large rectangle (with the hole) on top, sandwiching the loops in the center of the two large rectangles. Make sure that the wrong side of the fabric is facing you. Pin around all 4 sides of the bag.
  • Sew around all 4 sides of the bag using a 3/8" seam allowance (line up the pressure foot with the edge of the fabric). When you reach a corner, leave the needle in the fabric, lift up the pressure foot and pivot the fabric until it lines up again. Lower the pressure foot and continue sewing.
    sew around all 4 sides
  • Trim corners and turn the bag right side out through the center of the hole. Iron the bag flat.
  • Top stitch around all 4 sides.
    laundry bag hanging on door

Notes

Cotton, lightweight denim, or home decor fabric are recommended for this project.
There are two methods for sewing on bias tape: the "Sandwiching"  and "Two Step" method. I generally use a two step method, but for something this small I used the sandwich method.