Tired of having bath toys EVERYWHERE?
Too cheap to go buy a fancy bath toy holder?
That’s me too.
So, I made one!
I’ve been looking at making one of these for a while, and I just haven’t gotten around to it. I also haven’t stumbled upon the mesh fabric that Ashley from Make It and Love It used (I modeled this after bits of her tutorial!). Mesh bath toy bags are about 6-ish bucks a bag at Target, and I wasn’t going to spend the money on making one if it was going to be about the same or more than that!
But, using a mesh laundry bag (one that you might find in the dollar section at Target or maybe Dollar Tree), and ribbon I had on hand, I made 2 bags for about a dollar!
(I had everything on hand, so this craft was actually free.)
Wanna make them?
Okay, here we go!
Mesh Toy Bag: Items Needed
Mesh Laundry Bag
Sewing Machine or Needle and Thread
First, I laid out my mesh laundry bag.
Then, I folded it in half.
Then, I cut in in half.
Now, you have 2 pieces. One piece has a drawstring, and the other piece has the bottom all stitched up. You need to decide which one you want to use for the bath toy bag. I chose the one with the bottom all stitched up. Then, I cut ribbon to sew along the top of the bag to give it a little “flare.”
Then, I pinned the ribbon onto the mesh and sewed it down. (This was a little tricky and I’ll admit my ribbon isn’t perfect.)
Then, I turned the bag inside out (to make this next part easier) and I folded down the top of the mesh bag a little to sew a hem.
*Another confession: I’m showing you a little pin, but I just turned it over AS I was sewing it. This is easier because I’ve turned my bag inside out and I could control the fabric better.
I used a zig-zag stitch in order to grab the most fabric!
Then, I made ribbon loops and sewed them to the sides of the bag. I used a zig-zag stitch, but I adjusted the length of the stitch so that it was practically on top of each other.
Voila! YOU ARE DONE!
Okay- the other part of the bag.
I turned the bag inside out and sewed the same zig-zag stitch along the bottom.
Now, I have a mesh bag for delicates!
Two very-usable bags in exchange for one that I had hanging around, untouched, for years!
Cheap and easy. The way I like ’em. 😉
Also, if you like inexpensive crafts, check out Dollar Store Crafts! She has some fantastic ideas!