NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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

NEW! Watch the NEW! 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 NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag from our NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Pattern.

NEW! S!S109 Launch Big Bigger Laundry Bag Launch

Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program 109: Big-Bigger Laundry Bag video and learn step-by-step how to sew our NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag. 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!

Stitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and Dana Casey Then, head over to the shopnzp.com and purchase our exclusive NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Bundle Box designed by the Stitch it! Sisters! The NEW! Big-Bigger Bag Bundle Box is available in two fabric choices, and each Big-Bigger Bag Bundle Box includes ALL SUPPLIES needed to make one Big-Bigger Bag, including: Red Elegance Floral Fabric, Gray Cotton Canvas Fabric, Pellon Peltex, and our NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Pattern – with Classic Timesaving Tips by Nancy Zieman — you’ll supply the thread. Quantities are limited.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Bundle Box by the Stitch it! Sisters

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Bundle Box in Red available at shopnzp.com

SHOP our NEW! Patterns and Exclusive Bundle Boxes at shopnzp.com


Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program Program 109: Big-Bigger Laundry Bag video and learn how easy it is to sew our Big-Bigger Laundry Bag.

 

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag FREE! Sewing Tutorial

Sew our NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag with our easiest ever sewing techniques, and Classic Timesaving Tips by Nancy Zieman, and see how using the right tools makes the sewing process enjoyable, even for beginners!

To make our NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag, follow our easy instructions – included with our NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Pattern and NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Bundle Box! Note: All seam allowances are 1/4″ unless noted.

Prepare Fabrics:

Timesaving Sewing Tips from Nancy ZiemanPre-shrink project fabrics by steaming and pressing, and steaming and pressing a second time, and then spray starch and press one more time – using June Tailor’s® Starch Savvy.

Cut Fabric and Interfacing

 Timesaving Sewing Tips from Nancy Zieman  Streamline the sewing process by cutting easy fabric rectangles!

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsYou’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).

  • Cut two 1-3/4″ crosswise fabric strips from cotton quilting fabric for self-fabric handles.
  • NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag TutorialCut two 22″ x 36″ rectangles from cotton quilting fabric for outer bag.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • Cut two 1-3/4″ crosswise fabric strips from canvas fabric for self-fabric handles.
  • NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag TutorialCut two 22″ x 36″ rectangles from canvas fabric for inner bag.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag TutorialOptional: Cut four 14″ lengths of Gray or Red Cotton Webbing (for handles made with webbing).

 

cotton webbing availalbe at shopnzp.com

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsYou’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

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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.

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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • 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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial• 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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

Optional: Prepare Ready-made Cotton Webbing Bag Handles:

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • 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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag TutorialPrepare 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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • 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!

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • 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!

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • 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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsMachine 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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial

  • Stitch or serge bottom bag seam.
NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial
  • Using an iron, press seam open or to one side.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • Unfold pressed under outer bag top edges and align side seams, with right sides together, Wonder Clip/pin.
NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial
  • Stitch or serge side seams.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • 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.
  • NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag TutorialRepeat 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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • Repeat steps above for second canvas rectangle.
  • Place the two rectangles of canvas fabric, right sides together. Wonder Clip/pin.
NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial
  • Stitch bottom inner bag seam.
NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Sewing Tutorial
  • Using an iron, press seam open or to one side.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • 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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • 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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • 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.)
NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsBecause we’re stitching through Double-Sided Basting Tape, use a Super Nonstick Needle Size 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.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

cotton webbing availalbe at shopnzp.com

  • 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

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

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.

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsWhen sewing handles to bag, convert sewing machine to free arm position.

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

  • 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.
  • For “bigger” fabric bag, extend bag fully up.
  • Reverse Big-Bigger Laundry Bag for a whole new look!

 NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Tutorial

 

NEW! S!S109 Launch Big Bigger Laundry Bag Launch

 

NEW! Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Bundle Box

Big-Bigger Laundry Bag Bundle Box in Red available at shopnzp.com

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Nancy Zieman Productions The Blog Giveaway

For a chance to be the random winner of a Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with S!S button & sticker, please leave a comment below sharing how you’d use your Big-Bigger Laundry Bag.

Nancy Zieman Productions will give away one Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions. Email Team NZP at [email protected]

Nancy Zieman Productions Giveaway Winner Announcement

The randomly selected winner of a Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with exclusive S!S button & sticker, from the February 11 Blog Post, Watch Stitch it! Sisters on our NEW! YouTube Channel is A. Rock.

Afternoon Picnic 5-inch Fabric Short Stack with Stitch it! Sisters Button & Sticker Giveaway at nancyzieman.com/blog

Their comment is: Will definitely start watching regularly! Will start with a pot holder!

Happy Sewing!

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions. LLC.

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