Sew a Shopping Bag Storage Sleeve and Celebrate Earth Day & National Serger Month

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Sew a Shopping Bag Storage Sleeve and Celebrate Earth Day & National Serger Month

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 Shopping Bag Storage Sleeve Sewing Tutorial by Nancy Zieman Productions

Celebrate Earth Day and National Serger Month while sewing our Shopping Bag Storage Sleeve! Stitch this quick serger project and store plastic shopping bags in this convenient sleeve – that is both a bag holder and bag dispenser!

NEW! Shopping Bag Holder Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Shopping Bag Storage Sleeve Sewing Tutorial by Team NZP

Approximate Finished Size 6″ W x 20″ Long

All seam allowances are 1/4″, unless otherwise noted.

The NZP Team is designing projects and patterns to be sewn with Nancy Zieman’s innovative sewing techniques. Within each of our blog sewing tutorials and sewing patterns, we give you construction tips and specific sewing hints, along with tool tips to make sewing fun and enjoyable – even for beginners. You’ll find that in a matter of minutes, you can sew fun accessories – like our Shopping Bag Storage Sleeve!

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 Prepare & Cut Fabric

Quilter’s Starch Savvy available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsPrepare your fabrics! Pre-treat fabric by steaming and pressing, then, stabilize fabrics for the sewing process by pressing and starching fabrics with June Tailor’s Starch Savvy. Press and starch, press and starch.

 

NEW! Shopping Bag Holder Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Stitch Shopping Bag Storage Sleeve

NEW! Shopping Bag Holder Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog
NEW! Shopping Bag Holder Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog
NEW! Shopping Bag Holder Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog
  • Unfold pressed under short ends and place fabric rectangles right sides together, aligning long serged edges. Pin.
  • Using Clover’s 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge, measure and mark 1″ opening along serged seam – at 1″ inside short ends. Repeat marking 1″ opening at opposite short ends at 1″ inside ends.
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Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsThe 1″ marked openings are “no-sew zones” and will later form the casings for the elastic!
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  • Re-press under 1″ along both short ends.
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  • Using Clover’s 6-in-1 Stick ‘n Stitch Seam Guide on sewing machine, topstitch one short end at 3/4″ inside folded edge – this creates the casing for the elastic! Be sure the distance between the stitching line and folded edge is 3/4″. Repeat 3/4″ topstitching on opposite short end.
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  • Advance elastic into casing, stopping when the 7″ marking on the elastic aligns with the fabric edge – of elastic casing opening.
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  • At sewing machine, stitch casing opening closed–catching elastic end in stitching. Cut elastic at fabric edge.
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  • Continue advancing elastic into casing, stopping when the 1″ marking on the elastic aligns with the opposite elastic casing opening.
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  • At sewing machine, stitch opposite casing opening closed–catching elastic end in stitching. Cut elastic at fabric edge.
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  • At sewing machine, repeat steps above on opposite short end elastic casing.
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  • Both short ends with be gathered by the elastic.
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  • Align bag right sides together, and serge remaining un-sewn long seam.
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Quilting Cotton Fabric available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com
  • Turn Shopping Bag Storage Sleeve right side out.
Quilting Cotton Fabric available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com
  • Fill with reusable shopping bags.
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  • Hang vertically on the inside of a closet door with one repositional sticky hook. Hang from hook with the elastic loop exposed at seam opening – remember the two “no-sew” zones? The elastic hanging loops are accessible through the seam openings – made possible by the “no-sew” zones  🙂
  • Or hang horizontally on a side wall of under-sink cabinet with two repositional sticky hooks!
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Quilting Cotton Fabric available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

 Shopping Bag Storage Sleeve Sewing Tutorial by Nancy Zieman Productions

Celebrate National Serger Month and Celebrate Earth Day, and mindfully and conveniently reuse plastic shopping bags with our NEW! Shopping Bag Storage Sleeve! Our New! Shopping Bag Storage Sleeve is such a fast and fun sewing project, you’ll be sewing several in as little as one-hour! 5/8 yard Cotton Quilting Fabric makes three Shopping Bag Storage Sleeves!

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Shopping Bag Storage Sleeves Sewing Tutorial Fabric and Supplies:

 

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12 Comments

  • CLOVIS
    April 23, 2022

    I would use mine in the kitchen with my other bag.

  • Linda Harris
    April 23, 2022

    I would use it in the kitchen.

  • Bonnye
    April 23, 2022

    I would use it in the kitchen and the garage.

  • Darla Hoelzel
    April 23, 2022

    I would use it in the kitchen. Since just moving that will help me get organized.

  • Darla Hoelzel
    April 23, 2022

    I would use it in the kitchen and bathroom.

  • BevM
    April 23, 2022

    I would make the Shopping Bag Storage Sleeves as pantry gifts/closet gifts.

  • Kathy Myers
    April 23, 2022

    I would use the bag in my kitchen, but since NY has gone plastic bag free, I would use it for garbage bags.

  • Shirl
    April 23, 2022

    I have a lot of plastic bags collected from my shopping, so I would use it in my pantry in the kitchen.

  • Shirl
    April 23, 2022

    I have so many plastic bags from shopping, so I would use the shopping bag storage sleeve in the pantry in the kitchen. Thanks for the easy-to-follow instructions.

  • Dixie
    April 24, 2022

    I would use it in the kitchen,

  • Susan
    April 25, 2022

    Shopping Bag Storage Sleeves! would be used in the kitchen as I would find it very handy to use.

  • JudiC
    May 9, 2022

    I am going to make a shopping bag sleeve for my husband today to keep in his BIG truck. He is a truck driver and uses grocery bags in the small trash bucket in his truck.

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