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Lingerie Bag

DIYStyle Vodcast Episode 29

Supplies Needed

  • Mesh netting in two colors: ½ yard white, ¼ yard contrasting color
  • Matching thread
  • One 12” zipper
  • One 18” zipper
  • 1/8” ribbon, 4" each of two different colors
  • Tape measure & push pin
  • Paper or tracing material

make your Patterns

  1. Tape paper together or use tracing material to make patterns.
  2. Smaller circle for pocket: Trace around a 10" round dinner plate.
  3. Larger circle for bag: Place push pin through end of tape measure. Place push pin through center of paper or tracing material. Make dashes at the 9” mark all the way around. Connect the dots forming a circle.
  4. Zipper pulls: To make large and small circles for zipper pulls, trace around two different sized spools of thread such as a serger thread cone and conventional thread spool.


Cutting

  • 2 18” circles from white mesh
  • 10” circle out of contrasting color mesh
  • 2 Large spool circles from white mesh
  • 2 Large spool circles from contrast color mesh
  • Small spool circle from white mesh
  • Small spool circle from contrast color mesh
  • 2 Pieces of ribbon 4” each

 

Sewing instructions

for the Bag

  1. Using one 18” mesh circle, fold circle in ½ to mark placement for zipper. Pin the 18” zipper on top of the circle (make sure zipper is closed), matching the center of the zipper to placement marking. Stitch zipper on top of fabric circle on each side of the zipper tape.
  2. Carefully cut open the back of the fabric circle where the zipper opens all the way across.
  3. Take 10” mesh circle, fold circle in ½ to mark placement for zipper. Pin the 12" zipper on top of the circle, matching the center of the zipper to placement marking. Stitch zipper on top of fabric circle on each side of the zipper tape.
  4. If you zipper is too long (like mine), stitch across the bottom of the zipper creating a stopper, make sure the zipper is closed first before you do this.
  5. Carefully cut open the back of the fabric circle where the zipper opens all the way across.
  6. Using the other 18” circle, pin the 10” circle "pocket" on top off center. Topstitch in place.
  7. Place both 18" circles right sides together and pin. Stitch a ¼ seam, trim and turn right side out.

 

for the Zipper Pulls

  1. Use larger zipper circle, pin smaller contrasting color on top off center and topstitch in place.
  2. Take ribbon and fold in half, pin ends in place on wrong side of circle you just stitched.
  3. Take other big circle and place wrong sides together, creating back. Pin and stitch edges catching both ends of the ribbon. Repeat on other zipper pull.
  4. Loop ribbon through end of zipper and pull the fabric through attaching your zipper pull to the bag.

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