Last Updated on November 13, 2023
Are you looking for a simple yet practical project to tackle? Look no further! In today’s tutorial, Teresia from TheSewingStuffs will guide you through the process of creating a quick and easy grocery bag holder using a tea towel and a few other basic supplies.
- You can make a grocery bag holder in just 10-15 minutes, perfect for beginners.
- Use a tea towel, ribbon, elastic, and basic sewing tools from around your home.
- Create channels for ribbon and elastic, ensuring a secure and practical holder for your grocery bags.
- Suitable for both sewing machines and hand-sewing enthusiasts.
- Craft a reusable bag holder to stay organized and contribute to a sustainable lifestyle.
How to Make a Grocery Bag Holder
Follow this easy tutorial to make a handy grocery bag holder using a tea towel, ribbon, and elastic. In just 10 to 15 minutes, you’ll have a functional and stylish solution for organizing your reusable bags.
This beginner-friendly project on how to make a plastic bag holder out of a towel is not only functional but also a fantastic way to put your sewing skills to use.
Let’s dive into the step-by-step guide and get sewing!
Step 1: Prepare the Tea Towel
Start by unfolding the tea towel with the wrong side facing you. Fold both short ends over and stitch them down to create channels for the ribbon and elastic.
Step 2: Stitch the Short Edges
Using the ribbon or elastic as a guide, ensure there is enough space for threading. Sew the short edges down, creating tunnels for the ribbon and elastic. Repeat this step on the other end.
Step 3: Sew the Long Edges Together
Flip the tea towel over so the right sides are together. Sew the long edges together, making sure not to sew over the tunnels created earlier. This forms the basic structure of the bag holder.
Step 4: Turn Right Side Out
After sewing the long edges:
- Turn the bag holder right side out.
- Decide which end you want to use for the ribbon and elastic.
- Seal the ribbon ends with a lighter to prevent fraying.
Step 5: Thread the Ribbon
Using a safety pin or a similar tool, thread the ribbon through one of the channels. Tie a knot at the ends of the ribbon to secure it.
Step 6: Thread the Elastic
Repeat the process with the elastic, threading it through the other channel. Tie a knot at the ends and trim any excess elastic.
Step 7: Final Touches
Tuck in or secure the ends of the ribbon, and your grocery bag holder is ready for action! Make sure to leave a hole at the bottom large enough to pull out your grocery bags easily.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a practical and stylish grocery bag holder in just 10 to 15 minutes. This beginner-friendly project is not only a great addition to your sewing repertoire but also an eco-friendly solution for organizing your reusable bags.
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