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Monday, July 9, 2012

How to Make a Cool Car Trash Bag

This is my trash bag but it was not an original ideal, I saw it over at Meridian Road  awhile back and realize that this was something I needed bad. You see I am notorious for throwing my trash into the back and would forget about it. Now that I have my new car and not the farm truck, I wanted to get out of that habit. What made this bag stand out for me was the fact that you can seal the bag shut so trash won't fall out and will keep the smell in and not in your car.

Doesn't it look sharp, now the one I saw was made from an old money bag, I do not have an old money bag but I thought this ticking fabric would look good. Very easy to make and I'll share how I did mine, you can also see how she made her at her blog too.

Start with a large Zip Lock bag and cut out 2 pieces of fabric about a 1/4 - 1/2 inch longer around the sides and about 1 1/2 inch at the top.

 Sew the side seams, I had a fold on the bottom so I didn't need to sew the bottom but if you did not have a fold on bottom sew that seam also.

Fold twice the top edge about 1/2 wide. Gives it a nice clean look.
You will top stitch it at the bottom edge of fold.

It should look like this.

You will need to cut a piece for the loop for the bag to hang, now  I cut  a piece of fabric that is 16 x 4 1/2 inches. The bag I saw had a medal ring to use for attaching. 

Fold in half and press.

You will fold in half again each side and press.

Will look like this.

Now you need to press a small fold on each end.


Now top stitch on each side, I did it about 1/8 inch from edge.

Fold the strip in half and attach at one side.

Now it's time to insert the bag. Just slip it in there as far as it goes and you will sew around the top of bag

Like so

It will look like this, and you are ready to go.


Till Next Time


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