In a previous blog I covered the wet bag and unpaper towels that I made for myself. I decided to do these a little different. First, I didn’t use towels for one side of the unpaper towels. They’re great for absorbency, but a little bulky and not particularly attractive. I wanted fabric that would be a little thinner and fold nicely. I also didn’t add snaps or velcro… while this was great in theory (the snaps worked way better than the velcro), I use these way too fast to snap them together after every wash. SUCH a pain in the butt. No way. Folding these is the way to go.
- Pul: 19″x14″ rectangle, 3″x14″ rectangle, 16.5″x14″ rectangle
- Outer Fabric: 19″x 14″ rectangle, 3″x14″ rectangle, 16.5″x14″ rectangle, (2) 21.5″ x 2.75″for the straps
- Binding/Hem Tape: Two strips, 14″ long
To sew the bag together, you’ll be sewing on the shiny part of the Pul. This is difficult if you don’t have a walking foot so either use a walking foot or use a piece of tissue paper OVER the Pul to sew, then rip the tissue paper off when you’re all done. You can sew around the whole bag, sew over the part that has the straps a couple times to reinforce them, then clip the corners (just to make for better edges when you turn the bag right side out- don’t clip where you sewed). Afterwards you can just turn your bag right sides out via the opening and you’re done. I also top stitched my bag a little. Oh- last step, add snaps to the straps.
I really like how these bags came out (pictured with the unpaper towels).