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 Nancy Zieman Productions

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!
Quilting Cotton Fabric available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com
Quilting Cotton Fabric available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com
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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.
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  • 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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For a chance to be the random winner a Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin from Clover, please leave a comment sharing where you’ll use your Shopping Bag Storage Sleeves! Kitchen, Bathroom, RV, or?

Clover will give away one Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions. Email Team NZP at [email protected]

 

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10 Comments

  • Dixie
    April 22, 2021

    I will be making and placing a shopping bag sleeves in my kitchen.

  • Cynthia
    April 22, 2021

    I think I will use a shopping bag sleeve in my basement and in my laundry room.

  • Barb Kaup
    April 22, 2021

    I think it would work well in my utility room.

  • Rosie
    April 22, 2021

    Mine will be in my laundry room to catch all bags and have them be easy to reuse.

  • Gail HARDOCK
    April 22, 2021

    I am making and will be using my Shopping Bag Storage Sleeves in the pantry of my kitchen and also in my laundry area – they are such a great idea for keeping those reusable plastic bags under control and easy to dispense.

  • Shirl Carter
    April 22, 2021

    I collect so many plastic bags. The shopping bag storage sleeve in my pantry would be so helpful–I am determined to make one!

  • Bonnye
    April 22, 2021

    I would use the bag in our rv. Great storage idea.

  • Darlene Bell
    April 22, 2021

    I would use mine in the laundry room.

  • Berenice
    April 22, 2021

    Definitely need one in the kitchen and one in the sewing room!

  • barbara Stout
    April 25, 2021

    using a different method I made several of these yeas ago. I use mine in my bathroom, my grandsons use theirs in thier kitchens. . I don’t have a serger, but I will be making at least 1 using this method, and a fat quaurter.. I

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