We love to travel and have got packing down to a fine art. When we are moving from place to place, it can be challenge to keep our suitcases organised (especially when we have been shopping). We have made some travel sized laundry bags to keep in our suitcases so we can easily separate our clothing. Made from printed ripstop nylon with a drawstring closure, it is light and compact when folded. We made it using French seams to give a neat finish on the inside of the laundry bag.
These would make a great gift for a traveller. If you would like to know how we made our laundry bag, follow our steps below.
How To Make Laundry Bag (Travel Sized)
Finished Size: 17 x 22 inches
Ripstop Nylon – two pieces measuring 18 x 24 inches
Cord – two pieces measuring 40 inches in length
Ribbon – 5 inch length for the hanging loop.
* We purchased the ripstop nylon from Daiso in Tokyo (100 Yen store). It is available in most fabric stores. Another option would be to use shower curtain fabric.
1. With the wrong sides of the fabric facing, clip the layers together. We used Clover Wonder Clips (purchased at Okadaya) which were perfect for holding the slippery nylon in place. Using a 1/8 inch seam allowance, stitch along the bottom edge, and the two long sides, stopping 1 1/2 inches from the top edge. Clip bottom corners, and turn inside out so that the wrong side is facing. Stitch along the sides (starting 1 1/2 inches from the top edge) and the bottom using a 1/4 seam allowance.
2. Fold over the top edge by 3/4 inch. Then fold over again. In the middle of one side of the top edge, position the ribbon as shown in photo below). Stitch along the top edge to secure the folded edge. Turn the laundry bag out the right way.
3. Thread the cord in through the left side through the channel and around the opening of the bag, exiting from the left side. Repeat with the other piece of cord on the right side. Tie the ends of the cord together.
You can also find Wonder Clips at XO Gigi Fabrics.
Fold the laundry bag up and tie with an extra piece of ribbon or secure it with a hair elastic. The travel laundry bag is now ready to be popped into your suitcase.
You may also like these travel tutorials (click on the title under the photo to be taken to the tutorial):
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