Summer Scrap Elimination 2019 Week 3

Good morning, my fellow scrappers! I hope your 4th of July celebrations were fabulous if not still ongoing!

This week we are making something simple that we all need to have in our collection, a plastic bag storage bag. I found it somewhat hilarious to make a bag to store shopping bags in, but I liked making this one so much that I'm making it for all my friends especially those with dogs that need to have bags on hand for walkies.

The materials you will need for this are super easy, but unlike the last couple weeks they are not quite as specific because you can vary the design in as many ways as you like.

Approximate cut list:

Two large scraps at least 19" wide of any width (I used two of the same width, but that's optional)

Several scraps of any width, but of equal length (I used pieces 1 1/2" wide left over from a previous project)

You can make any variation on this in terms of putting pieces together

1 large scrap of lining material (any left over fabric) measuring 18" x 19"

Two pieces of elastic at least 6" long (I used left overs from a twirly skirt I made for my niece)

Step 1:

Use your smaller scraps to make a colorful center. My first one used alternating scraps of blue and orange measuring 1 1/2" x 7". No matter what the size of your scraps, you will build out the center portion until it is 19" wide. I trimmed my last piece down just a bit to make it work.

Step 2:

Add the two large 19" wide scraps to either end of the colorful center and trim to the resulting piece to measure 19" wide by 18" long. My results looked like this.

As you can see, you can really make this rectangle with any sort of scrap piecing or left overs. You can also make this rectangle a long as you like. I made another one that was 19" wide and 24" long so it would hold more bags when completed.

Step 3:

Fold the rectangle in half with right sides together, and stitch the two ends together to form a tube that is 18" long by 9 1/2" wide.

Do the same with the 18" x 19" scrap. so that you have two matching tubes.

Turn the pieced tube right side out and press.

Step 4:

Slide the plain tube inside the pieced tube so that the ends match up as shown. I pair both seams and pin into place.