Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial

Big Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial

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Big Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Sew a Big-Bigger Laundry Bag that expands to handle laundry and/or storage needs. It’s a bag or tote that has both function and style! Reverse the Big-Bigger Laundry Bag for a whole new look. The sewing is streamlined with a few rectangles of sturdy canvas fabric and cotton quilting fabric. Our sewing tutorial includes adding secondary handles – that lend versatility to the Big-Bigger Laundry Bag! We’re making our Big-Bigger Laundry Bag with Wildflower Boutique Fabrics and Cotton Canvas!

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

 

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 109: Big-Bigger Laundry Bag

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 109: Big-Bigger Laundry Bag video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey. In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share step-by-step fabric cutting and sewing techniques for making NZP’s Big-Bigger Laundry Bag from our Big-Bigger Laundry Pattern.

 

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Buy it! Buy Sewing Tools, Sewing Patterns, Sewing Fabrics and More at ShopNZP.com by Nancy Zieman ProductionsThen, head over to ShopNZP.com and choose from six limited edition  Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Bundle Boxes designed by the Stitch it! Sisters! Our Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Bundle Boxes feature, Wildflower Boutique Fabrics! by Riley Blake Designs. Our Exclusive Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Bundle Boxes include ALL SUPPLIES needed to make one Big-Bigger Laundry Bag! You’ll supply the thread.

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Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial

Approx. finished size 11″ W x 30″ H x 9″ D

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tools & Supplies

 

 

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Timesaving Sewing Tips from Nancy ZiemanPre-shrink coordinating fabrics by steaming and pressing, and steaming and pressing a second time, and then spray press and starch fabric with June Tailor’s Quilter’s Starch Savvy — press and starch, press and starch.

 

Streamline the sewing process by cutting easy fabric rectangles!

Stitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and Dana Casey You’re the designer! Choose to make self-fabric bag handles with a 1″ Bias Tape Maker, or opt to make bag handles from ready-made cotton webbing (below).

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial

Big-Bigger Laundry bag by the Stitch it! Sisters

Prepare Fabrics from the NEW! Palette Pillow Bundle Box. We’re featuring the NEW! Wildflower Boutique Mosaic Teal Bundle Box.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

Streamline our Big-Bigger Laundry Bag sewing process by cutting easy fabric rectangles!

Cut Fabric and Interfacing

  • Cut two 1-3/4″ crosswise fabric strips from cotton quilting fabric for self-fabric handles.

 

Big Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • Cut two 22″ x 36″ rectangles from cotton quilting fabric for outer bag.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Cut two 1-3/4″ crosswise fabric strips from canvas fabric for self-fabric handles.

Big Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • Cut two 22″ x 36″ rectangles from canvas fabric for inner bag.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Cut two 22″ x 14″ rectangles from canvas fabric for contrasting outer lower accent.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

6" X 24" Omnigrid Ruler

Clover's 45mm Rotary Cutter

Optional: Cut four 14″ lengths of Teal Cotton Webbing (for handles made with webbing).

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

Stitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and Dana Casey You’re the designer! Choose to make make bag handles from ready-made cotton webbing, or opt to sew self-fabric bag handles with a 1″ Bias Tape Maker (below).

Prepare Self-Fabric Bag Handles

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • Pin fabric strip end to ironing board, and iron the folded fabric strip as you pull the bias tape maker.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake DesignsStitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and Dana Casey Pin fabric strip end to ironing board, and iron the folded fabric strip as you pull the bias tape maker.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Position Double-Sided Basting Tape on the backside of one folded canvas fabric strip. Finger press in place. Remove paper backing from tape.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

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  • Center and place one folded cotton quilting fabric strip over the tape on the folded canvas fabric strip, wrong sides together, and finger press to secure.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Edgestitch along the two long edges of fabric strip set.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Repeat steps above for remaining self-fabric handle fabric strips.
  • Sub-cut fabric strip sets into four 14″ handles.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

Optional: Prepare Ready-made Cotton Webbing Bag Handles:

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Using Clover’s Hot Ruler and an iron, press under 1/2″ along each short end of handle strips. Place a Wonder Clip at each pressed handle end and set aside.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

Prepare Bag Accent

  • Turn the two 22″ x 14″ rectangles of canvas fabric horizontally, with wrong sides facing up.
  • Using Clover’s Hot Ruler and an iron, fold and press under 1/2″ to wrong sides along 22″ top edge of both rectangles.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Using a 6-1/2″ square ruler and Chaco Liner, mark and cut out 5″ squares from each of the lower corners of both canvas rectangles. Cutouts will later form gussets at bag bottom!

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

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Create Outer Bag

  • Turn two 22″ x 36″ rectangles of cotton quilting fabric vertically, with wrong sides facing up.
  • Using Clover’s Hot Ruler and an iron, fold and press under 1/2″ to wrong side along 22″ top edge of both fabric rectangles.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Using a 6-1/2″ square ruler and Chaco Liner, mark and cut out 5″ squares from each of the lower corners of one cotton quilting fabric rectangle. Cutouts will later form gussets at bag bottom!

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • Place one canvas accent rectangle to lower edge of one cotton quilting outer bag rectangle, wrong side of canvas fabric to right side of cotton quilting fabric. Wonder Clip/pin.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Topstitch along upper edge of canvas accent fabric, near fold.
  • Baste canvas accent to outer bag along remaining fabric edges, using a 5mm stitch length and scant 1/4″ seam.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Repeat steps above and create a second outer bag unit and set aside.

 

Stitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and Dana Casey Machine basting is a great way to keep fabric layers together during the sewing process and eliminates pinning! Machine baste with long running stitches, 5mm in length, to hold 2 or more layers of fabric in position. And, there’s no need to remove the basting stitching – they’ll be hidden within the seams of the finished bag project.

 

  • Place the two outer bag units right sides together. Wonder Clip/pin.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Stitch or serge bottom bag seam.
Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs
  • Using an iron, press seam open or to one side.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Unfold pressed under outer bag top edges and align side seams, with right sides together, Wonder Clip/pin.
Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs
  • Stitch or serge side seams.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Using an iron, press seams open or to one side.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Meet bag gusset cutouts on one lower bag edge, right sides together, folding side seam to align/stack with bottom bag seam.
  • Stitch or serge gusset seam. Press seam flat.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Repeat steps above for opposite outer bag gusset and set aside.

Create Inner Bag

  • Turn two 22″ x 36″ rectangles of canvas fabric vertically, with wrong sides facing up.
  • Using Clover’s Hot Ruler and an iron, fold and press under 1/2″ to wrong side along 22″ top edge of both canvas rectangles.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Repeat steps above for second canvas rectangle.
  • Place the two rectangles of canvas fabric, right sides together. Wonder Clip/pin.
Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs
  • Stitch bottom inner bag seam.
Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs
  • Using an iron, press seam open or to one side.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • Unfold pressed under inner bag top edges and align side seams, with right sides together, Wonder Clip/pin. Stitch side seams.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Using an iron, press seams open or to one side.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Meet bag gusset cutouts on one lower bag edge, right sides together, folding side seam to align/stack with bottom bag seam.
  • Stitch gusset seam. Press seam flat.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Repeat for opposite inner bag gusset.

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsUse your standard sewing machine to sew gusset seams. The layers of fabric may become too thick to stitch with a serger.

Assemble Inner and Outer Bag and Attach Handles
• Using Clover’s Point 2 Point Turner, turn outer fabric bag right side out.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • Re-fold pressed under top bag edges at 1/2″ pressed line.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Insert inner canvas bag inside outer bag, wrong sides together, aligning side-seams. Pin or Wonder Clip.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Topstitch inner and outer bag together, near folded edge. Press.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Using an erasable fabric marking pen, or Chaco Liner, and Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge place a 3″ mark on each side of side seams, 1″ down from upper edge of outer bag (make a total of four markings.)
Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • Position the folded end of one handle to one of the marked lines. Carefully pin through layers with a sturdy Flower Head Pin.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

Stitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and Dana Casey Because we’re stitching through Double-Sided Basting Tape, use a Super Nonstick NeedleSize 90/14 – to topstitch handles in place.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • Topstitch fabric strip set handle or optional ready-made Cotton Webbing handle to bag – stitching along handle side, top, and bottom, forming a stitched 1″ square with optional “X” pattern.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

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  • Repeat steps above and attach handle at opposite edge. Be sure handle is not twisted!
  • Repeat for second handle on opposite side of bag.
  • Turn bag wrong side out.

Attach Secondary Handles 10″ Below Bag Top Edge

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

  • Position and pin the folded end of one handle to one of the marked lines.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Featuring Wildflower Boutique Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • Topstitch fabric strip set handle or optional ready-made Cotton Webbing handle to bag – stitching along handle side, top, and bottom, forming a stitched 1″ square with optional “X” pattern.

Stitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and Dana Casey When sewing handles to bag, convert sewing machine to free arm position.

  • Repeat steps above and attach handle at opposite edge. Make sure handle is not twisted.
  • Repeat for second handle on opposite side of bag.

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Features

  • For a “big” fabric bag, fold top edge over at secondary handles.

Big Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • For “bigger” fabric bag, extend bag fully up.

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  • Reverse Big-Bigger Laundry Bag for a whole new look!

 

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial

Approx. finished size 11″ W x 30″ H x 9″ D

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tools & Supplies

 

 

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8 Comments

  • Karen
    January 30, 2021

    I would make the Teal Wildflower Boutique Big-Bigger Laundry bag. The fabric looks so cheery. Thanks for the great tutorial! It would help make this bag easily.

  • Nancy L
    January 30, 2021

    I luv the Teal Wildflower material. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Bonnye
    January 30, 2021

    I would like to make the teal wildflower bag. Great for college age kids.

  • Dixie
    January 30, 2021

    I would make the Teal Wildflower bag for my granddaughter to take to college.

  • Carolyn T
    January 30, 2021

    The green wildflower bag is my choice. The finished laundry bag may just be my pack-and-go bag for outdoor or overnight family meet ups. Tablecloths, beach towels, change of clothes and more in one big, bigger carry bag suits me.

  • Joyce
    January 30, 2021

    I would make the Teal Wildflower Boutique Big-Bigger Laundry bag, I would actually use it in my craft room to contain items to be mended as they are now stacked on top of my sewing machine. It would also be great to hold my fabric scraps until I get to sort them.

  • Karen L
    January 30, 2021

    Karen L I would definitely make the Teal Wildflower Boutique laundry bag also. Looks like a lot of us like teal. I think my daughter could use this when taking her boys to the pool … when we eventually are allowed to do that.

  • Susan
    February 1, 2021

    The Green Mosaic Wildflower Boutique Big-Bigger Laundry bag would be my choice. Love the vibrant colors for the bag & the bag would be perfect for carrying comforters to the laundry instead of having one hang out over a laundry basket.

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