Small Mesh Laundry Bag
Going away to college can be hard. You are leaving from the comforts of home, mom doing your laundry being one of the top things you will miss. Today I’m going to show you how to make an small mesh laundry bag that will hold your dirty laundry so you can head to the laundry mat. This features a built in hanger and how to use a binding foot.
Hello my Sewing Bees, my name is Sue O’Very-Pruitt owner of Sookie Sews and BERNINA Expert. You can find me on Instagram at @SookieSews, my website SookieSews.com, and on my YouTube Channel SookieSewsTV.com where I have hundreds of sewing projects, machine sewing patterns, embroidery designs and In-the-hoop projects. Ok, let’s get stitching!
Materials and Supplies for the Small Mesh Laundry Bag
Measurements are Width by Height
- Sewing machine with Open Toe Foot (I used my bernette b79)
- (1) spool of standard sewing thread and bobbin to match
- Universal 80/12 needle
- (1) Mesh fabric 13″x32″
- (3) Yards 3/4″ fold over elastic
- Wonder Clips
- Rotary Cutter, ruler, and mat
- Thread snips (Sookie Sews EZ Hook n Snip)
Steps to Make the Small Mesh Laundry Bag
Set sewing machine up with matching thread in the top and bobbin with stretch zigzag stitch #16 on my bernette b79 and the open toe foot.
Wrap the elastic around each short edge of the mesh and secure with wonder clips.
Stitch the elastic to the top of the mesh on both short edges. Clip the extra elastic off so it is aligned with the mesh.
Fold mesh in half so the two elastic short edges align and the side raw edges align. Clip the top where the elastic pieces meet.
Attach the 2 yard piece of elastic beginning at one folded bottom edge connecting the two side seams. Fold at the bottom edge and clip.
Continue clipping the elastic to the side seams all the way up one side and then begin at the bottom fold on the other side so both sides are connected with the elastic.
Stitch the elastic to the mesh beginning at the bottom folded edge all the way around the top (elastic only) on to the other side all the way to the bottom. Backstitch at the connecting point over the top of the sides to help reinforce the opening.