For the longest time I've simply piled dirty clothes to one side of the suitcase or stashed them in a separate pocket of the duffle bag, or if we happen to be staying in a hotel, used their plastic laundry sack. And every time we get home I think: I need to get/make a travel laundry bag, but I promptly get caught up into the swirl of life and forget until the next time we go away.
Yesterday I finally did it. I took a piece of funky/ugly (I can't decide which. Some days I think this fabric is cool and funky and other days it strikes me as ugly) polyester that somehow made it into my "random fabric stash" and made a travel laundry bag.
Here it is: funky? or ugly?
It took all of 10 minutes. And from now on our dirty clothes will be nicely separated from our clean ones and when we get home all I have to do is grab the funky/ugly bag and head to the laundry room.
Here's how I did it:
1) For the drawstring pocket: folded down about an inch along the top edge and ironed flat:
3) Unfolded the second ironed pre-fold, leaving the inch fold in place and then pined a small decreasing fold on either end (allows for finished look at the end of the drawstring pocket)
4)Sewed down these decreasing folds the folded down the second pre-fold to create a pocket. Then Sewed along the bottom edge of that, creating the pocket.
You could use these instructions to make any size drawstring bag. Simple and easy!