These adorable little car trash bags are the biggest seller in my shop! I mean, who doesn’t need a beautiful bag to fill with trash! LOL They are lined with vinyl for quick wipe downs, but if they get too gross you can throw them in the washing machine on cold and hang to dry!!! Moms really love these! I have even been told that in a pickle, they can contain vomit from a carsick kid! But please try to avoid that if at all possible.
This is my own pattern, I spent hours and lots of trial and error to get the size that I liked. I am happy to share this pattern with you and don’t even mind if you sell what you have made, but I do ask that you give me credit whenever possible. Link back to this blog when it is allowed, ask people to follow here and if you want to share the pattern with friends…please don’t just give them the pattern, have them come here to check out my blog. I am always happy to share and will likely share more of my patterns soon, but I am just starting here and would appreciate the followers.
Now, let’s sew!
- 10″ x 11″-2 pcs (front and back) plus interfacing for both
- 4″x 17″- 1 pc for strap plus interfacing
- 4″x 2.5″- 1 pc for d ring tab-no interfacing
- 20″ x 11″- 1 pc lining fabric
- 20″x 11″- vinyl fuse
- 1″ swivel clip and d ring
- marking pen or chalk
1/4″ Seam allowance
Cut all of your fabric, interfacing and vinyl fuse
Fuse your interfacing to each outside piece and the vinyl fuse to the lining piece, according to product instructions.
To make the d ring tab, start by folding it in half and making a crease. Open it back up and press both sides into the center crease. Then fold the entire thing in half. Topstitch, add your d ring and set aside.
For the strap, we start by folding one end over about 1/2″. After you do that, just follow the steps from the d ring tab!
Topstitch and attach your swivel hook…make sure you backstitch a couple times when you are sewing in the hook.
Lay your front and back pieces right sides together and clip in place.
Now you will take your lining piece and fold it in half right sides together, put a couple clips on the fold side to hold it from shifting.
You want to trim the outside and inside pieces so they are the exact same size, otherwise they will not go together and you will end up with puckers. Keep in mind that your outside will be 1/4″ bigger because it will have the seam allowance on the left side and the lining is folded. I like to lay the outside piece on top of the lining, but pull it over to the left 1/4″, then trim the right side so that they match up. I hope this makes sense…it’s easier to do than to explain!
Sew with 1/4″ seam allowance around 3 sides of the outside pieces and just the right side and bottom of the lining.
For the boxed corners, you are going to reach inside and push the corners out to make a triangle. Do this for all 4 corners. Tip: When you are doing the lining piece on the fold side, I like to draw a line right on the fold and snip up to the stitches (that is now your make believe seam)
Take your ruler and mark a 4″ line. Tip: a square quilting ruler makes life so much easier!!! Just place the 2″ line right on top of your seam. Then you will stitch over the line you just marked (remember to backstitch). Trim corners to 1/4″.
You will turn your outside piece so that it is right side out, but leave your lining piece inside out.
This is the part where I remove the accessory tray from my machine so that I can slide the bag around the arm of my machine and sew in a circle!
Fold your outside piece in half to find the center of the back and mark. Measure 1.5″ to each side of your center mark. Place your strap to one side and the d ring tab to the other, so that there is 3″ between them. Baste in place.
Place your outside piece inside of your lining piece, so that they are right sides together. Leaving an opening at the front, stitch around the top with 1/4″ seam allowance…make sure to backstitch at the start and stop or you will be mad at yourself!
Now it’s time to birth this cutie!!! Carefully reach inside the trash bag and pull it through. Tuck the lining down inside the outside. Close your opening and topstitch all the way around.
Now you have the cutest little car trash bag!!!
Thank you so much for sewing with me!
24 thoughts on “Let’s sew a car trash bag together!”
I love the car trash bag and I am looking forward to trying your pattern! None of the photos are visible with the instructions and I’ve tried using different devices to see if that makes a difference. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I had one other person say that they took forever to load on the phone. They are doing the same thing on my phone some days but other days they load just fine. If I get on my computer, they are there every time. I am not sure what would be causing it but I will do some research!
Love the size it is perfect!
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What is vinyl fuse?
Vinyl fuse is a clear fusible vinyl
Is there a print out for this?
You are welcome to print the tutorial but I don’t have pattern pieces for it
Beautiful bag! Where can I get that Disney fabric! Absolutely love it.
Thank you! That fabric is from a shop that is no longer in business
Thank you so much for the pattern and tutorial! Can’t wait to make it!
You are very welcome! Happy sewing!
This is super adorable!!!! Thank you for this and introducing me to vinyl fuse. The ladies at the quilt ship weren’t even familiar with it. However, I’m a little confused at some of the directions, but I’m gonna press and see how it comes out….
Thank you!!! If you have questions, just ask!!!
I pushed through and it finally clicked. I got it all figured it out and the bag is super cute!!!! I’m off to make more….
I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you 💗
This style looks terrific, I’m gonna give it a try. Has anyone tried a drop in liner, rather than birthing it? If so, did it affect the dimensions? I also wondered about using oilcloth as a liner, anyone tried it?
I have not tried a drop in lining but there’s no reason it would not work! I haven’t used oil cloth but I have used waterproof canvas instead of the fusible vinyl… it works perfectly!
Thank you. I do have some waterproof canvas,
I was also wondering for the boxed bottoms, have you ever cut out the squares on each side first rather than matching seams and marking? If so do you think a 2” square would be about right? I like that method for me, but not sure about the sizing. My apologies, I overthink everything.
Thanks so much for sharing. I have made a few and love them. What type of interfacing do you use? I used a thick one and like it but it is very hard to turn out.
I’m so glad you like them! I personally use Pellon 950f… it’s not thick but still has a lot of structure!
What kind and weight of interfacing did you use? Love this pattern and tutorial and would like to make it, but I don’t want it to droop. Lol
I used pellon 950f (shirt tailor), but really any stiff interfacing will work!
Merci pour ce tuto, de plus le choix de vos tissus sont très jolis. A bientôt sur votre blog.
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