How to sew grocery bag holders. You can store lots of plastic bags in these until you’re ready to reuse them. These make fantastic gifts for the holidays and are quick to make!
DAY SEVEN! I’m excited. Grocery bag holders make great gifts- I’m sure most people need a better place to store their plastic bags and if someone already owns one, they can probably use another. These are also fairly easy to make so they’re a decent project for someone new to sewing.
Best part? They’re a great way to use smaller scraps of fabric. Check out the full video tutorial below.
Supplies for Grocery Bag Holders
Supplies listed below may include affiliate links to the products.
No time to sew it now? Pin it for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/48554502216816124/
This sewing tutorial and more are available in my eBook, 14 Easy Sewing Projects for Your Kitchen!
If you sew a lot, make sure to check out our new app, Sew Organized, available FREE on the Android Play Store and the Apple App Store.
How to Sew Grocery Bag Holders
Below is a video tutorial on sewing grocery bag holders, but you can scroll below for the photo tutorial if you prefer.
Cut your fabric. Serge the top and the bottom edges. If you don’t have a serger, you can zig zag the edges.
Fold over the top edge, iron, then sew a straight stitch. This finishes the top of the grocery bag holder.
Fold the fabric right sides together, joining the two sides that haven’t been serged. Serge. Turn right sides out. If you don’t have a serger, you can just sew a straight stitch and zig zag the edge if you want to prevent future fraying.
Create your straps. Sew right sides together, turn, top stitch. The ones below were serged, not sewn.
Attach strap to top of grocery bag holder. I just did a straight stitch across, making sure to reinforce by back stitching over the strap.
Add snaps. If you don’t have snaps, you could just sew the loop completely to the holder. Learn how to sew snaps here.
On the bottom of the holder, turn over the edge and sew a straight stitch around the holder. This creates a casing for your elastic. Make sure you leave a small opening.
I used a safety pin to feed my elastic through the casing. Once it was all the way around the bottom of the holder and the elastic was nice and scrunched up, I sewed the elastic to itself.
Sew closed the casing.
The finished products came out super pretty… I love them.
Don’t forget! Share your final projects on my Stuff Mama Makes Facebook Group!
Here is a list of all the gift tutorials in this series: Homework or Art Displays, Cloth Napkins or Wipes, Mint Extract, Bread Bag (to give with fresh bread) Braided Dog Toy, Paper Mache Pokeball, Peach Infused Liquor, Extra Large Pot Holder, Fabric and Wood Cross, Adult Apron, Cake Mix Cookies in a Mason Jar, Pillowcase, Library Tote Bag, Tile Coasters, Coffee Cozy, Essential Oil Storage Box, Bowl and Casserole Dish Covers, Dry Oil Perfume, Lunch Bag, DIY Wall Decals, Pokemon Boo Boo Bags, Cement Candle Holders, Wood Step Stools, Easy Soy Candles, Cutting Boards, T-Shirt Stencils Using Freezer Paper, Balancing Wine Holder, Easy Concrete Planters, Reusable Gift Bags
Thanks for taking the time to read this post! I really appreciate the time you’ve taken. Please share, like, and pin my post if you enjoyed it. Follow me on social media and subscribe to my email list to keep up to date on all of my latest projects!
Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”