Sew a Laundry Bag for Traveling that Fits Perfectly in Your Suitcase

Every time we go on vacation we end up with these super neatly packed bags until we’re headed home and then I’m scrambling to find somewhere to put all our dirty laundry.

I decided to make a reusable laundry bag to take with us and because it’s fabric, it will fold up neatly in the suitcase.

How to sew a laundry bag that fits perfectly in your suitcase for your dirty clothes

I opted to use a cotton outer and a PUL inner. PUL holds in wet a bit better so that was my preference.

Then I took my outer fabric and sewed all the sides together. I did long side, short side, long side, short side.

Once done, I sewed the ends together so I had one big circle. Repeat with inner fabric.

Once finished that, I pinned one of my big pieces onto the “circle” of side fabrics. I pinned all the way around, right sides facing.

I inserted the PUL inner inside my cotton outer fabric EXACTLY as I want it to be when the product is finished. Then I turned the edges over for the cotton and PUL (so there were no raw edges showing) and pinned the zipper in between. I sewed along the edge to finish it up.

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Danielle Pientka

Danielle is a DIY/craft/sewing blogger on  She loves to write about projects that she makes for her small farm, her children, and her home.