I’m working with Method on a few posts introducing their new Clean Happy Campaign. Their new April video, Clean Like a Mother, is below the tutorial and features Noah on the guitar. We met him at the Method Summit, and he is all kinds of awesome.
Today I’m sharing a fun DIY project to create your own drawstring dry cleaning bag made from a recycled sheet! I actually found this sheet at a thrift store and have been waiting for the perfect project to make with it.
For these final product images, I teamed up with photographer Kate Skogen of JetKat Photo who specialized in weddings in the bay area. Check out her beautiful work here
We throw all of our clothes that need to be dry cleaned into this bag which sits next to our hamper, and then haul it out every week or so to the local dry cleaners. Or. Also. Come this fall, it could easily double as the biggest, raddest Halloween trick or treat bag ever. All the other kids on the block will be jealous!
I made this one extra big to hold lots of loot- I mean– dry cleaning, and a pretty ribbon to tie it up.
Keep reading to see the full tutorial…
Find an old top sheet you aren’t using or pick one up at your local thrift store. Wash it well of course. We’ll be using that top wide seam as our drawstring. Fold the sheet in half and cut two pieces about 45×30 inches. Remember, that wide seam should be at the top of each piece.
At the top wide seam, cut a little rectangle on both ends of the seam, bot for pieces of fabric. Then unpick that seam a bit as shown above so you’ll have room to hem it a bit.
Before hemming we’ll sew both pieces together, right sides together with a wide allowance, the same width as the rectangles you just cut out.
Now back to the wide seam on the top. Iron those edges in a half inch and sew to make a finished edge. Re-sew the seam you picked out earlier.
Using pinking shears, trim 3/4 inch around the new seam. Iron flat.
Attach ribbon to a safety pin and thread it through one side of the drawstring and then the other.
Tie a knot at the end so the ends won’t disappear into the drawstring hole, and then cut the edge with your pinking shears.
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love the print of your sheets!
Genius! I love reusing old pillowcases for practical purposes. We try to buy most of our things second hand, and this fits right into it! Our home is 99% second-hand. If you want to check it out, here is my home tour:
wonderful! i love your gallery walls and those wood coaster. thanks for sharing, Jen!
Very cute sheet and those Method videos are so great. Love their products
cute liz! love noah’s new video, too. 🙂
Great project! But my burning question is where is that silk shirt from? Such gorgeous color!
It’s from Zara
Very cute idea, love the idea of having a dry cleaning bag
Liz, I.LOVE.IT! Especially the color!
What a simple idea and lovely result!
Nice find with that sheet! Love the mood of these photos too!
I agree, those photos turned out so great!
i loved taking the photos and spending some time with liz and her family! glad you both like them!
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