Friday, February 25, 2011

Week #8 The Finished Trash Bag

Challenge: Sew Something for the Car
Project: Stylish Trash Bags

Following Tara's wonderful tutorial, making a few changes to suit my car, I made one spiffy car trash bag.

I bought the fabric at my new addiction: Mama Said Sew.

When comparing my van to Tara's, I realized that my van didn't have movable head rests and I thought the straps could be annoying to the person sitting in the front seat. 

Light Bulb!

I made two straps with Velcro on either side of the trash bag, that way it could hang from the arm rests in between the captain chairs .
(Nice sippy cup lid on the ground there, sigh.)

It was used before I could even finish taking pictures of it. 
Big and Bigger Sister have asked for one between the second row of seats.
I might make the next one a little bigger. 

When I brought the bag into work to show some of my co-workers, they loved the fabric and wanted to use the trash bag as a purse!
 Hmmm good idea for another week challenge maybe?


  1. You know what they say: One girl's trash bag is another girl's handbag! I love the idea of being able to throw it in the washing machine every so often!

  2. What a pretty little car bag. Too pretty for trash. So many wonderful posts. I really love the boogie dress, especially with those shoes. And the swing jacket too.
    Maybe you should heal up before doing any more projects! You're running out of hands.
    Hugs, Karen

  3. That is such adorable fabric. What a great idea! I need to make one of those for my car. Right now its just a ugly ole plastic bag.


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