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Simple Mesh Bag

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I made these bags to replace the gallon storage bags I use whenever I pack a suitcase for my preschooler. One outfit per bag; each morning I can present two bags and let The Peanut choose her outfit for the day. At the end of the day the used clothes go back into the bag they came out of. Dirty clothes are separated from clean clothes and there's no digging through the bottom of the suitcase to find small socks. Add a few inches before you sew and you could do the same with your own outfits. Of course these would also work as lingerie bags (an excellent gift for a bride) or itty bitty sock laundry bags (for a mom-to-be). However you'd like to use them, you too can make your own simple mesh bag. Download the PDF for step-by-step directions how to sew a simple mesh bag without a zipper closure. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Sew a straight line Insert a snap or Velcro or button with button hole SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The completed bag measures 10 1/2" x 11"; the same as a gallon freezer storage bag.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Quilting Cotton, 11" x 10 1/2"
  • Utility/Weavers Mesh, 20 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
  • Double-fold, 1/2" Bias Tape, approx 24"

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The Inspired Wren
The Inspired Wren
I'm Ren, short for Renée: a sewer, crocheter, designer, and blogger at While my husband's at work and my daughter's in school, I fill my time by scattering random threads into every corner of my home and by sharing inspired sewing, crochet, and crafts on The Inspired Wren. You'll find my work featured on sites such as Sew Mama Sew, Sew Can She, and So Sew Easy, in addition to Craftgawker, Craftsy, Kollabora, All Free Sewing, and All Free Crochet. I'm also a member of the team of reviewers at Pattern Revolution. And sometimes you may even catch me guest curating The Daily Seam on Facebook.