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Plastic Bag Holder

Oh, how I enjoy shopping for bargains. During the warmer months, DH and I love to go to all kinds of garage sales. At one of the sales, I saw something hanging on a nail which was stuffed full of plastic shopping bags. So I just had to find a free sewing pattern to make one for myself. I made several for friends who lived out of state, then the very last one I made for myself. If you look closely at the photo, you might find the mistake that I made. The palm trees are upside down, I had sewn the hanging loop on the wrong end of the bag and it was too much work to correct the mistake. I hang my plastic bag holder on a hook leading down to our basement. Now whenever I need a trash bag, I know where to find one.

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This pattern was created by Diane DeArmond

By MCW from NY

Link: http://www.quilt.com/UserPublishing/BagHolder.html

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January 23, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks for the great idea. I'm a garage sell fanatic myself, just goes to show you can come away from one with more than just a great bargain..

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January 23, 20080 found this helpful

I saw one of those for sale at a store that sells for 10.99.....being a frugal person I went home and made one with scrap material to coordinate with my kitchen colors. I made it in about 15 minutes and now the children know "EXACTLY" where bags. So long to a messy pantry!

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January 23, 20080 found this helpful

I made them also. But I used hand towels, dish towels what ever size you would want. Just sew up the side seams and put elastic at the bottom end, a draw string at the top or more elastic add a hanging cord. They make great little gifts.The cost is cheap, some stores sell a pack of 5 towels for $5.00. Add a set of potholders and matching dish towels and dish cloth, and what a even greater gift.They wash and dry great also. Just throw them in with the towels. Enjoy.

Hugs Kisses, and Teddy Bears

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January 23, 20080 found this helpful

If you use bandanas to make these you won't have any raw edges. The bandana measures exactly the right size and you can cut a strip from the edge of another one for the "handle". Use 1/4 inch elastic for the top and bottom oprnings.

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January 24, 20080 found this helpful

I made those for just about everyone I know as gifts. It doesn't take much fabric. I don't know if you ran elastic through the bottom, I assume so. I used up elastic I had on hand. I was making them in colors to match people's kitchens and also using fabric designs that they would enjoy

I had found one at a craft shop and then took it apart and figured out how to make it.

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