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Hanging Trash Bag



Sometimes all the junk in the car gathers with nowhere to go. It's time to organize your traveling space. Make the Hanging Trash Bag. With this easy sewing project, your car will stay clean and tidy. Merely a couple of yards of fabric can yield an incredibly handy organizer that you'll appreciate for your car. Two main pockets are perfect for storing CDs, tissues, first aid kits, and even excess trash during a long car trip. Take advantage of this tutorial and learn how to sew a bag fit for your car.

Hanging Trash Bag
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Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: In an evening

Sewn by: Machine


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Jan 2, 2014

Hey y'all, Finny here. If you want to print the pattern and instructions without my rambling (which I absolutely understand), just click the green "Print" button at the bottom of the post and delete any content that you don't want printed from the preview that pops up. Go to it. Happy sewing.


Oct 28, 2011

@brewerf62 0960361, There is no condensed version of this project, unfortunately. If you would like to try printing without any advertisements or comments appearing on the page, try this: go to the page and highlight the text, then right-click on it. You'll get a window that gives you the option to "copy." Do that, and then paste the text into a word document. You should be able print that document that way. I hope this helps! --Editors of AllFreeSewing


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Oct 27, 2011

I like to print out my projects, why don't you have a condensed version, so I don't have to use so much paper thank you


Sep 24, 2011

awesome, thanks for sharing.


Sep 24, 2011

I can see this with a medium pocket in front of the trash bag for mail, notes, etc. Then the smaller pocket could have a split in middle for the kleenex to pull through.


Jul 25, 2011

My mother is in a nursing home and I need a purse to hang on her walker. I don't need one to download but one to print out. Thanks Lyn


Jun 15, 2011

@njboone 8327137: The link seems to be functioning properly. If you can describe what you see when you click on the link, we may be able to better address the problem. Thanks! -- AllFreeSewing Editor


Jun 14, 2011

link for sewing pattern for hanging trash bag does not work.


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