Cheery Dispensers for Kitchen Plastic Bags

Dispensers for Plastic Bags
This lovely gardening project, featuring two jolly sacks for storing and pulling plastic bags, was kindly submitted by Patty Gaugler.

Patty, thank you so much for the great idea :o)

Here is a photo of ready sacks, hanging filled with flower seeds, and an instruction comes below.

Materials needed:

- Shiney crinkled beige fabric
- Packet of green rickrack
- yard of red geranium print fabric
- Cording for top
- Elastic for the bottom
- Live Garden machine embroidery designs
- Embroidery thread
- Stabilizer


1. Sew the two flowers each on beige fabric. Press flat.

2. Cut out each flower panel to be 14 x 18. Sew them together at one side.

3. Turn up the bottom edge inch, then turn again inch and sew a hem.

4. Mark a line 4 inches from the bottom, and 2 inches from the top. Sew rickrack over these two lines.

Cheery Dispensers for Kitchen Plastic Bags

5. Cut a strip of the red print fabric 4 inches wide and about 30 inches long. Fold in half.

6. Sew this folded piece to the top of the beige fabric. Serge over the edge to finish it. Press. Sew a row of straight stitches at the top about 1 inch from the edge. This is for your casing.

Cheery Dispensers for Kitchen Plastic Bags

7. Thread a piece of elastic through the bottom, pull it to be about 7 inches long. Stitch through both ends to secure it.

8. Sew the side seam, leaving open the first inch at the top.

9. Thread the cording through the top casing as a drawstring. Mine was 20 inches long.

10. Hang this from a kitchen cabinet knob and store your plastic bags in it. You can stuff them in the top and pull them out the bottom.

Cheery Dispensers for Kitchen Plastic Bags


Cotton Tear-Away Stabilizer
For relatively stable types of fabric. 24" width roll
Live Garden
9 large naturalistic designs of garden flowers. 5x7 inch hoop.
Polyester Thread