About this project
Published

Time
Time:1h00
Difficulty
Nice 'n' Simple
Crafts
Sewing

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2008
The Notebook System
Rosa Cowl
Bandana Cowl
Keep It Warmer
Hide them in color

I've been tired of throwing some of my plastic bags in a corner, and I've always wanted them somewhere easily accessible and nice to look at.
For now this will work until I come up with something better.

So a bit of an up date decided to make this into a how to, though it's been a while since I made the first one...so bare with me.



Instructions

You Will Need


Cost
Almost Nothing
  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 1
    Step 1

    First off, you pick your fabric, your hanger and get your kitty out of the way.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place your hanger on the fabric with the hook just hanging off the edge. **NOTE: THIS FABRIC IS FOLDED IN HALF,RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER. THIS MAKES LIFE A LITTLE EASIER.***
    What you're doing now is making the top half of the hanger bag, so we're going to cut the shape of the triangle out.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 3
    Step 3

    See, I have 2 layers of fabric here where I'm going to trace the hanger out of.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 4
    Step 4

    So trace around your hanger and giving yourself about a 1/4" seam, cut BOTH layers of/fabric out, keeping them together.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now you should have 2 pieces of a triangle. (right sides together) Don't pull them apart though. Just pin the top sides together.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 6
    Step 6

    But you want to leave a gap at the top point, because that's where you thread the hook of the hanger through.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now take this to your sewing machine, and sew along the line you traced only where you pinned. **Remember to leave a gap at the point of the triangle** Don't sew the bottom of the triangle!

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 8
    Step 8

    turn inside out, and you should have a hole at the top.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 9
    Step 9

    Just to make sure (Because I wasn't) thread your hanger in to make sure it fits.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now for the base. Again, with the fabric folded, trace out how long you want your bag to hang. Keep in mind of the width of your hanger. Because this was all from one piece of fabric I traced from where I had originally cut the top of the hanger tracing out. This way I know how wide to cut.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 11
    Step 11

    Once you've cut that out, you should have 2 ssquare pieces. This is your base, don't pull them apart. Pin once side to make sure they don't come apart. This way you know they'll be even.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now you want to draw out your circle. Don't sew anything, but just draw out your hole on one side. This is a must because it'll be necessary later.

    For your hole, you can make it any size or shape you want. Just keep in mind what you're putting in your bag.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 13
    Step 13

    With the 2 pieces pinned together, cut out your shape. I used pinking shears to keep from fraying and because I don't want to put a hem on the edge, but if you do, go ahead. (I would suggest using bias tape.????)

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 14
    Step 14

    So now you should have a hole where you can see the other fabric. (Remember, right sides together!)

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 15
    Step 15

    Okay, this is where I started to question myself. After pinning the 3 sides (bottom and sides) of my square(s), I pinched one piece of fabric with the bottom part of the triangle together and pinned those together. Flipped it over and did the same with the other side of the 2nd piece of fabric.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 16
    Step 16

    Essentially after pinning the one side, this is what you should have inside the bag.
    I know, this will make sense as you do it.
    (Okay, this won't let me move steps, so see step 21, then come back to step 17)

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 17
    Step 17

    Take this to your sewing machine and starting just above where you sewed the one side of the triangle together start sewing the pinned/pinched ends together. MAKE SURE YOU ARE ONLY SEWING THOSE TOGETHER, NOT THE OTHER SIDE AS WELL. OR YOU'LL BE SEWING THE TOP SHUT.
    See next photo.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 18
    Step 18

    (I'm pulling the ends together as I sew here...)

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 19
    Step 19

    This is where that hole you cut comes in handy. As you're sewing one side of the square to the triangle, to keep the 2 pieces of fabric separated, slide your hand through that hole as you go along.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 20
    Step 20

    Essentially, this is what you should have on one side. Flip it over and do the same as in steps 17-19.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 21
    Step 21

    Once you've pinned these together, they should look like this. I know it's a bit hard to see, but as you pin, you can see that you're forming the bag to the triangle.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 22
    Step 22

    Now to sew the sidesand corners closed.
    This is where it gets fussy, but start on one side, making sure that your sides are tucked together with the corner of your bottom triangle.
    I started a little above where the 2 corners of the triangle joined and went from there all the way around 'till you get to the other side of the bottom corner triangle. Again I finished just a little past the corner to make sure I got it attached.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 23
    Step 23

    This is what i meant from step 22. But I sewed just a little past the bottom of the triangle. This way I know that the corner of the hanger won't poke out.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 24
    Step 24

    So when you're done sewing, it should start to look something like this. Inside out.

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 25
    Step 25

    Now flip it right side out through that hole you cut out and thread your hanger through. (see that hole was handy)

  • How to make a bag holder. Hanging Plastic Bag Holder - Step 26
    Step 26

    And you're done! Hang your bag, and stuff it with....whatever you want.

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Comments

Darilynn01
Darilynn01
im sorry i dont mean to be dumb but im new and i really want to make this but am i missing the directions? i see the supplies needed just dont see the description on how to sew it.if someone could let me know that would be awsome, thanx!
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AmyAmyCay
AmyAmyCay · Lawrence, Kansas, US · 1 project
I've been looking for ideas and patterns to make a plastic bag holder. This one is definitely unique... and super cute. I think I'll try it... but use three coordinating fabrics instead of the two (only cuz I have three scraps I've been wanting to use.) If I can get my pics to upload, I'll add it as a "version."
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Jem
Jem · 1 project
Love the hanger, great idea!
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