Sunday, September 26, 2010

*Recycling Bag*

This recycling bag is so quick to make...It will be as chic and simple as the fabric you choose...but most of all it genuinely useful- turn your billion shopping bags under your sink into a wonderful useful item!...maybe everyone in your house will be encouraged to RECYCLE!!!  ;)

Items you will need:

  • A piece of fabric, 25 1/2in. square
  • A yard of ribbon    1/4 in. wide
  • 11 3/4in. Elastic- 1/4 in.
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Pins, safety pin, sewing machine

Ok First cut your fabric 25 1/2in squared.....

Folding the fabric in half with the right sides facing and pin the longest sides together,leaving the top and bottom open

Measure 1in in from the top and bottom and mark this on the side seam. Leaving 1in @ the top and bottom unsewn, sew 1/4 in. in from the edge along the length of your fabric

Iron the seam open. Then fold and iron back 1/4 in. seam allowance on the and bottom.  this will be so your elastic and ribbon can go thru.  fold the whole top edge of the "tube" under twice using no more than 1/4in. fabric in the fold...Iron and sew down as close to the fold line as possible.
This is what it should look like......  with your safety pin attach the elastic to it and start sliding it thru.

It will look like this when you get the elastic all the way thru.

Do the same thing with your ribbon...attach the safety pin and slide it thur the "tube"

Tie the 2 ends in a knot and hang your new recycling bag on the back of your kitchen door.
And Ta Da!!!...Here is My new recycling bag! goes with the coffee theme in the kitchen ;)

$6.00 @ Kirklands...clearance item ;)

Kitchen Mat   $5 @ Ross

I hope you Enjoy!!! 

Thanks Susan!! your the best helper!!  love ya!


  1. Wow!! That is a neat thing!! i will have to try making one!

  2. I WANT ONE ! ! What a cool idea!! My grocery bags are thrown under the kitchen sink and then I can never find one when I need one.... HOW THRIFTY!


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