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Contrast Fabric Wash Bag Sewing Tutorial

Yesterday I shared my polar bear topped glass candy jar tutorial I made for my youngest nephew Daniel, to match his animal jar I made him a washbag that he could use when he visits his grandparents and on his holidays. I lined the wash bag with a waterproof lining and used a oilcloth fabric for the base so that it was super practical!

Here's my Contrast Fabric Wash Bag Sewing Tutorial...

1 Washbag

How-to step by step

  • Contrast fabric washbag sewing tutorial-01

    Step 1

    Start by cutting out the following pieces as above, including one panel of lining 22cm wide by 22cm long.

  • Contrast Fabric Washbag Sewing Tutorial

    Step 2

    Stitch the fabric panels together using a 1cm seam allowance, ensuring that if you are using a one way print (ie only looks good in one direction) make sure that the are placed in different directions as the snow print fabric in the above illustration.

  • Contrast Fabric Washbag Sewing Tutorial 1

    Step 3

    Place the waterproof lining panel, right sides together with the outer stitched panels and using a 1cm seam allowance stitch them together along the short sides.

  • Contrast Fabric Washbag Sewing Tutorial 2

    Step 4

    Turn the panels so the right sides face outwards. Top stitch the lining to the outer panels along the seams.

  • Contrast Fabric Washbag Sewing Tutorial 3

    Step 5

    Pin the zip to the top edge, so that the teeth are just showing. Stitch in place.

  • Contrast Fabric Washbag Sewing Tutorial 4

    Step 6

    Repeat with other side of zip, so zip is enclosed at the top panels.

  • Contrast Fabric Washbag Sewing Tutorial 4

    Step 7

    Turn the washbag the wrong way out, and stitch down the side seams, using a 1cm seam allowance. Pinking shear or overlock the raw edges.

  • Contrast Fabric Washbag Sewing Tutorial 5

    Step 8

    Cut a square of fabric from each side of the base as above illustration. 2.5cm x 2.5cm. Then rearrange the corner so that the bottom and the side seam are aligned, using the raw edges as a guide. Using a 1cm seam allowance stitch a straight line across the base.

  • DIY polar bear wash bag

    Step 9

    Turn the wash bag right side out and thread the ribbon through the zip pull, knot ends and voila!

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