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Fat Quarter Plastic Bag Dispenser

Keep plastic bags out of sight and within an arm's reach with this how to sew project video.

By: Angel Peterson for
Fat Quarter Plastic Bag Dispenser
Fat Quarter Plastic Bag Dispenser
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Check out a crazy useful and easy to sew beginner sewing project when you watch this Fat Quarter Plastic Bag Dispenser Video. This easy-to-follow how to sew video shows you how to create an earth-friendly plastic bag dispenser that is perfect for your kitchen or pantry. Keep unsightly bags tucked away at within an arm’s reach at the same time after making this DIY sewing project. This sewing project idea requires one fat quarter, some elastic, and just an hour or so of your time to complete.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • 1 fat quarter
  • 1/8 inch elastic
  • Sewing essentials


  1. Cut  3 inches off the fat quarter. Fold in half.  Cut. Sew together with a .5 seam allowance.  Turn right side out. Set aside.

  2. Zig zag around the remaining fabric. Turn on side up 1/2 inch and turn the other 1 inch, press into place.  

  3. Unfold the pressed sections and sew into a tube, using a .5 inch seam allowance. Turn pressed sections back.

  4. Sew top section closed.

  5. Sew casing on the bottom section. Add elastic. Sew closed.

  6. Sew loop onto top. You're finished!

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Right now my plastic bags are stuffed into one plastic bag that is hanging on a nail in the closet. After seeing this I have decided I need to make one . I have material left over from when I lined my crochet purses so that's no problem. And with the easy directions it's a done deal.

Really practical and useful project and it really does keep plastic bags out of sight yet handy when needed. This pattern could even be made using scrap pieces of fabric sewn and cut to match the sizes needed. This little bag would work well for storing rags or cleaning cloths as well while taking up less space. Fun and easy project for a beginning sewer as well. Thanks for a great project!

I love quick sew projects like this that are great for handy home decor! Definitely love the video aspect too since I'm a visual learner!


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