Easy Peasy DIY Travel Bags (+ Make Something Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness!)
As promised, we’ve got a pink DIY project just made for jet setters. Before we get to the how-to, we’re pumped to tell you about how you can support breast cancer awareness by making something pink and sharing it with us right here!
Simply submit a photo of something pink (DIY, baked good, a super awesome outfit) by pressing the button below, and we’ll donate $1 to the Young Survival Coalition for every upload. We’ll feature the best and brightest submissions next week, and every entrant will have the chance to win a pack of panties from our friends at True&Co.
Now, onto the tutorial! This easy peasy tutorial will show you how to make a trio of pretty pink drawstring travel bags perfect for any type of vacation. And we’ve even got one that’s perfect for protecting all your fancy lingerie! ;)
– 3 printed pieces of fabric (1/4 yard each)
– drawstring or shoelaces
– fabric scissors
– sewing machine
– safety pin
We made three bags. Before sewing, the largest fabric piece was 16 inches by 21 inches, the medium one 12 inches by 17 inches, and the smallest one 8 inches by 13 inches.
We’ll take you through the steps to make the large one – all you have to do is adjust the measurements for the smaller ones. Cut a piece of fabric that is 21 inches by 16 inches. We recommend folding your fabric in half and cutting a doubled over piece at 16 inches by 10 1/2 inches. Make sure the 10 1/2 inch side is the folded one (this will be the bottom of the bag).
Open fabric and fold the top piece over (exposing the right side out of the fabric) and sew along the edge leaving a half inch opening for your drawstring.
Now, it’s time to make the bag. Fold your bag so that the inside of the fabric is facing out and sew the two edges together.
Flip right side out.
Wrap a piece of tape around the end of your drawstring and attach a safety pin. Pull it through the open seam, then cut off the taped end and tie off at the end.
Voila! How cute and handy are these bags?
Again, about that contest!
1. Submit a photo of something pink (DIY, baked goods, an all-pink outfit) by pressing the button below!
2. For every photo uploaded, we’ll donate $1 to the Young Survival Coalition (up to $1000).
3. Every submission will ALSO have the chance to win a pack of Today I Choose Joy panties from True&Co.
Are you doing anything to support Breast Cancer Awareness this month? Talk to us in the comments below.