Lay out your strips in desired order, sew strips together along the 20 inch side.
Making sure to keep right sides together & using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
|When all strips are sewn together, press seams open.|
|Here all my strips are sewn together.|
|Next you will make a casing at each end for your elastic.|
Note: ( I make sure to
make my casing along one of the 20 inch sides.)
Turn your edge over 1/2 inch and press. Then turn another 1/2 inch
|Next, sew as close to the edge of the fabric as possible without sewing off the edge.|
Repeat this on the opposite end for your second casing.
|Now you will attach your hanger. Pin your strapping (or whatever you are|
using for your hanger) just below the seam for your casing. Lining up each side
so that your hanger is centered.
|Now you are ready to insert your elastic into each casing.|
Begin by attaching a safety pin to each end of your elastic, this way
if you accidentally let go of the elastic you can retrieve it from inside
|Elastic at the top of bag holder|
Note: leave the safety pins attached to the elastic until you have
sewn the side seams.
|Elastic at the bottom of bag holder.|
|Line up side edges, being careful of the safety pins, and making sure|
to back stitch at the beginning and end, sew side seams.
|Turn your bag holder inside out. |
Next stuff all those plastic bags inside your new bag holder!