Sunday, July 3, 2011

Car Trash Bag Sewing Project

My 20 year old daughter asked me to sew her a trash bag for her car.  Sure, you can buy them for $7 or so at Target, but she knows I'm enjoying my sewing projects.

In the collage above, you can see that I used canvas for the interior, because I had a scrap large enough, and using it eliminated the need for any interior strengthening.  Here is the exterior and interior before I put them together:

I made this just like a regular bag.  You can see that I've been making bags since my first success with this one.  


You can also see that her headrest has a strange arm-shape that comes off the side, so I had to attach the trash bag to the headrest in a way that would not disturb any passengers. It actually doesn't seem too intrusive to the people in the back seat, but Sas will let me know after some more trial runs!

And you can see below, that it is within easy reach of the driver.
The strap is attached with velcro.
 Or, if she is alone for a long trip, and wants it in the front, she can just move it!

I wasn't sure what design would work best, but we came up with something that we think might work.  I made it tall, so she could put plastic grocery bags in it if she wanted.  It also stands alone so that if she wants to put it on the floor if the car is full of people, then someone can just put it at their feet.

Have a great Independence Day weekend!  ~Also, don't forget to check out my give-away (the link is at the top or use the button on the side)

I hope you get the chance to be creative today!



  1. Super fabulous idea!! I need to make one!

  2. This is adorable!! Stopping by from Flamingo Toes linky party and your newest follower.

    TFS!! Here is what I shared this week:

    Happy 4th of July!

  3. smart idea and very cute!

    thanks so much for stopping by & commenting on my 4th of july garland ~ i really appreciate your kind words!! :)


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