Car Trash Bag Pattern

If your car is anything like mine….full of kids, snacks, kids, trash, kids, water bottles, then this is for you!  I have a loaded extra large vehicle that not only houses the kids on running here and there but it collects a lot of little trash pieces and bits.

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This trash bag features a squared bottom…so it will fit a lot of trash!  Also has a loop that can hook around something and hang.

Materials Needed:

pinking shears

oil cloth or vinyl fabric—

outside- 1)  22″ X 12″

lining-  1)  23″ X 12″

strap-  2)  1″ X 10″

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Car Trash Bag Tutorial~

1)  Sew the ends of the outside oilcloth so it is a tube

2)  Fold the tube in half, lining the seam up in the center

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3)  Box the corners of the bag– measure 2″ from the corner point to the inside of the bag.

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4)  Repeat these steps with the lining

5)  Cut the lining with pinking shears across the top

6)  Stuff the lining inside the outside piece- match up the side seams and pin if needed- wrong sides facing.

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7)  Fold the lining over to the front of the bag and sew in place

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8)  Lay the straps wrong sides facing

9)  Sew the sides and then trim with pinking shears

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10)  Pin the strap in place and sew to secure

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11)  Sew the ric rac to the outside of the bag, folding the edges under to hide raw edge

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12)  Hang in your car and use.  The strap can loop over a seat belt fastener

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The beauty of the bag is the fabric it’s sewn in.  It is an oilcloth– or you can use laminated fabric.  It will hold up to a lot of abuse and can be wiped down when things get a little sticky.

Besides the trash, I’m thinking this would make a great car travel sewing project bag.

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