July 24, 2013
A Little Something New
I recently received a request for a laminated waste bin that straps onto the back of a car seat. I'd seen photos of bags like this before, but I'd never made one. And since I like stretching myself to try new things (especially with laminates - they're so versatile!), I accepted the challenge.
The finished bag measures 9" wide x 11" tall, with 3" gussets at the bottom. And since laminates are a little floppy and don't have a strong backbone, I used some stiff interfacing to make sure the bag stays open and you don't have to fight to put your trash in it. Because no one wants that. That's the road that leads to cursing and food stains and fiery car crashes.
The straps are about 1" wide and I used two small pieces of 3/4" wide velcro to secure it to the headrest.
Overall, I'm pretty darn pleased with how it turned out, and the cutting and sewing were very straightforward so it only took about 3 hours to make from start to finish. I forsee one of these in my future since Plaid Baby is bound to bring lots of messes and waste disposal issues, lol.
And in case anyone is wondering, I used Treasure Box in Charcoal from Amy Butler's Lark collection for the exterior, and a gray PUL for the interior that I purchased here (gray PUL is surprisingly hard to find, believe it or not!).