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Let your toiletries travel in style in a Retro Rocket inspired washbag!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1141 projects »
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  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 1
    Step 1

    For this project, you'll need some silver or grey fabric. I was lucky enough to find some quilted leather which looked perfect.

    Print out the template onto paper and cut out.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the fabric in half and pin the template onto the fabric.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut around the template, leaving a 1/2" seam allowance.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Before removing the pins, carefully snip around the seam allowance cutting 1/2" snips all the way around.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Unpin the template from the trailer fabric and then use the template to cut a rectangle for the door.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Do the same for the window, cutting a silver rectangle.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then cut another window from clear vinyl.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Carefully cut a smaller window shape from the middle of the silver rectangle for the window so that you're left with a 1/4" window frame.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut four small leather circles to fit inside the large buttons.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pin the door in place on the front of one of the trailer pieces. Pin the window frame in place with the clear vinyl window behind it.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew the door in place.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew the window in place.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 13
    Step 13

    Get a zip that's long enough to fit around the top edge of your trailer.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 14
    Step 14

    Cut a rectangle of silver fabric to the length of your zip and 4" wide.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cut this strip in half down the middle.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 16
    Step 16

    Pin the zip in the middle of the two strips.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 17
    Step 17

    Sew the zip in place, removing the pins as you go.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 18
    Step 18

    With the wrong sides facing out, pin strip with the zipper around the edge of the front trailer piece so that it's 1/2" in from the edge.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 19
    Step 19

    it should look like this.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 20
    Step 20

    Sew in place.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 21
    Step 21

    Pin the back trailer piece to the other side of the strip with the zipper like this.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 22
    Step 22

    Sew in place.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 23
    Step 23

    Your zip should look like this.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 24
    Step 24

    Finally, cut a rectangle of fabric for the bottom of the washbag and pin to the bottom 1/2" in from the edge.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 25
    Step 25

    Unzip the top of the bag and sew the bottom in place.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 26
    Step 26

    Cut off any excess fabric from the seam allowance and turn the bag inside out.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 27
    Step 27

    Using a sewing needle, stitch the buttons for wheels on to each corner of the bag.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 28
    Step 28

    I glued a metal number on the door - we stayed in rocket number 3.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 29
    Step 29

    Finally, turn the bag inside out and cut away the inner fabric from the window.

  • How to make a washbag. Retro Rocket Washbag - Step 30
    Step 30

    Your bag is ready to fill with toiletries and take on an adventure!

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