October 9, 2012
Coming Soon: Wet Bag Tutorial!
A friend I grew up with contacted me a few weeks back via Facebook asking if I could make a custom wet bag for her. I'd never made one before, but I accepted the challenge because I've worked with laminates and PUL plenty of times, and wet bags looked simple enough. However, after an hour or two of Googling, the tutorials I found on the internet left a lot to be desired, so I decided to make my own pattern.
In case you're wondering what a wet bag is, it's nothing more than a small bag that's lined with a waterproof material, good for storing things like wet swimsuits, soiled cloth diapers, or dirty clothes if your child has a mishap with food or bodily functions (as I hear babies/toddlers are wont to do *wink*).
They'd also be perfect for storing food, snacks, juice boxes or items that could potentially leak. And I was also thinking about making one for our car to use as a little trash bag for items like apple cores or chocolate wrappers that could make the car messy or sticky.
The finished bag measures 8" x 10" x 3". The biggest beef I had with the internet tutes out there, is that they were all 2-dimensional. Even though wet bags are fairly large (anywhere between 10x10 to 14x14), no one added gussets (which is just cray-cray if you ask me)! Without gussets, it's a real pain in the keister trying to see inside a huge flat bag, not to mention get your hand in there or pull things in and out.
Because I thought some of you might be looking for quick & easy Christmas gift ideas, I've been working on a step-by-step photo tutorial. Should be up by next Monday at the latest :)