I use my car trash bag CONSTANTLY. But man, does mine look AFUL right now. I needed a new one, but I was tired of the ugly bag. And I recalled one I saw on Pinterest!
I love this tutorial. It’s relatively easy (I’m a beginner-and-not-very-skilled seamstress) AND it looks GREAT! I LOVE that the interfacing is pretty much removable and a plastic trash bag goes around it without being obviously visible!
So I decided to make my own! Here are the changes I made after some trial-and-error:
- I chose to use outdoor fabric / decor (45″) fabric. The outdoor fabric is more expensive – but water resistant! I found rain gear fabric on clearance – I now wish I had bought more. I made 2 that have waterproof lining. How cool is that?
- I used grosgrain ribbon instead of additional fabric as the loop.
- I sewed the ribbon to the trim before stitching the trim down.
- I did not stitch the interfacing to the bag – that way, the owner can take it out to put a new bag on if so desired – less finagling.
- For my first few, I used duck cloth fabric, and I did not end up doubling it – was way too thick.
- I did not zig zag stitch everything. I just did 2 rows of stitching. Hopefully, it holds up! It shouldn’t have a lot of strain on those seams, though.
Here is one I made for my office gift exchange. I found the fabric at Joann’s. So fun for a car, right?
UPDATE: See above for some more of the trash bags I have made!