Last-Minute Laundry Bag

This week, I re-organized my girls’ closet.
Whew!
The way I rearranged it, there wasn’t any good place to stick their laundry basket, and who really wants to have a big ole laundry basket in the middle of a cute room?
My neighbor (and best friend/craft-genius) made a cute laundry bag using the same utility fabric that we used {here} to hang on the wall behind her girls’ room door.  It’s big, it’s washable, and it’s hidden behind the door, rather than sticking out like a sore thumb!
(ps, she also was the originator of this cute Easter craft)
I grabbed her bag to use as a pattern, and I happened to have all the stuff I needed to make it!
I made the whole thing last night in about 15 minutes and I’m pretty excited about it!  (plus it was free!…my fav!)

Materials:
Utility Fabric (I got mine at Joann’s…it’s the stuff they make re-usable grocery bags out of) 61″ x 27″
2 strips of fabric (for the bias tape edging, or you can just use double fold bias tape) cut at 2 1/2″ x length of fabric
-2 strips of ribbon, 14″ each
Min-tut:
-fold one of the 27″ edges of the utility fabric under 1/2″ and sew down.  This will create the finished top of the pocket.
-Fold the other 27″ end of your piece over, about 5 inches, and sew a seam right along the edge.
-Fold one end up toward the other end, passing over the other 27″ edge (mine happens to be the selvedge and  overlapping it by about an inch and a half or so.
Pin in place.
-Sew a seam from the outside toward the inside from each edge, using a zig-zag stitch to make it a little sturdier about 6 inches from each edge.
-Make your own double fold bias tape, or use a package of the store-bought stuff, and start from the top of one side, and sew it around the perimeter of the entire bag.  I folded the bias tape under on each edge to finish it off a little nicer.
-lastly, fold ribbon strips in half, and sew it onto the front of your laundry bag (I also fray-checked my ends) about 4 inches from each edge.