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"Don't Litter"/Monogrammed Car Trash Bag

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Materials
  • 15” STRAPPING
  • (2) 10” X 10” HEAVY WEIGHT COTTON FABRIC ( I.E DENIM,)(OUTER BAG)
  • (2) 10” X 10” COTTON FABRIC ( LINING OF BAG)
  • TEAR AWAY STABILIZER
  • TEMPORARY ADHESIVE SPRAY
  • EMBROIDERY THREAD
  • SEWING THREAD

  • Designs used in this project

    Final Product: What You Will Create

    Preface:
    A simple step by step tutorial on how to make a fabric lined trash bag for your car using fabric remnants you may have in your fabric stash or even fat quarters along with a monogrammed or whimsical embroidery design stitched out onto the front of the bag. And who doesn’t need a trash bag for their car?!


    Step 1:
    Gather all supplies and review instructions before beginning. (Time stated is for one car trash bag using the monogrammed font)

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    Step 2:
    From your heavy weight cotton fabric. Cut (2) 10” x 10” (this will be your outer bag) from your cotton fabric. Cut (2) 10” x 10” ( this will be your bag lining)

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    Step 3:
    Measure 2” squares at bottom corners of each fabric pieces. (4) . Cut/notch out each square. 

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    Step 4:
    With one of your outer cut fabric find center of bag by folding in half ( top to bottom) up to cut squares. Fingertip press. Then fold in half side to side. Fingertip press. This will make a folded crosshair.

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    Step 5:
    Hoop stabilizer. Mark axis points onto stabilizer. Spray temporary adhesive spray atop stabilizer. Center outer cut fabric matching up axis points. Fingertip press to adhere and secure to stabilizer.

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    Step 6:
    Choose your monogrammed letter font design and load into your embroidery machine. 

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    Step 7:
    Attach hoop. Confirm center needle placement per your machine’s instructions. Begin the embroidering process. When embroidering is complete… remove hoop from machine. Cut and trim all jump stitches and loose thread ends. Remove stabilizer.

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    Step 8:
    Construction of bag
    Use ½” seam allowance unless otherwise noted.
    Outer bag cut pieces. With right sides together. Sew side seams and bottom. Repeat for the lining bag pieces.

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    Step 9:
    Boxing the corners.
    Sewn outer bag. Open and bring one of the notched out corners together to create a straight edge. Match up bottom seams. Pin in place. Stitch together. Repeat for other corner and for lining. Iron press seams.

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    Step 10:
    Attaching the Strap
    Turn outer bag right side out. Find center of bag by folding in half (side to side). Fold the strap in half and pin the ends of your strap to the top edge of the outside of the back of bag. Stitch in place using 1/8” seam allowance to secure. Loop is facing down toward bottom of bag. 

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    Step 11:
    Place the outer bag inside of the lining bag right sides together matching the side seams. Pin in place. Sew around the top edge of the two bags using a ½” seam allowance. Leave an opening of approx 2’” for turning of bag. 

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    Step 12:
    Turn bag right side out through opening. Push lining down into the outer bag. Iron press seams. Topstitch top of bag using 1/8” seam allowance. This will also close the opening. 

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    Step 13:
    Congratulations your car trash bag with lining is complete!

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    Step 14:
    Stitch up a few car trash bags for your friends and family.  So many designs to choose from the Embroidery Design site that you can personalize the bags.  The "Don't Be A Litterbug" is one of my favorites!

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    Meet The Author: Linda Mills
    Linda loves to create by sharing her different sewing and machine embroidery techniques so others can utilize their machines to the fullest

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