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Free Garment Bag Pattern | It's Sew Easy

Free Garment Bag Pattern

If you’ve always wanted to make a garment bag, here is a great pattern that is easy to make. It features all the materials and tools to make the garment bag as well as a simple step by step guide to making the garment bag.

Time To Complete: 50 Mins
Difficulty: Beginner

What You Will Need to DIY Your Own Garment Bag

  • 1 yard regular cotton. You will also need home décor fabrics or laminate for the main body. Laminate makes the bag water resistant.
  • ½ yard of fabric for bottom and top panels.
  • 1 inch by 10 inches strip of coordinating cotton for loop.
  • 30-inch zipper
  • 5 inches of ¼ inch elastic
  • Thread
  • If you want the glam the garment bag, you will need some embellishments.
  • Zipper foot
  • Walking foot or Teflon foot for the laminated fabric.

You will get a detailed and comprehensive PDF file that will offer you detailed instructions on what to do as you make the bag. The PDF will also feature actual size patterns that are printable to make it easier for you to cut out the right pieces with the right measurements.

Procedure

Step 1: Trim the Top Panel

Take the top panel and measure 8 inches (width) from either end and make marks. Then measure 4 inches (height) from the bottom of the panel. Cut out triangular chunks on either side as shown below.

Step 2: Zipper

Take the main body panel and lay it on your work table with the right side up. Place the zipper along one short edge with the wrong side up. Pin the zipper to the panel and use the zipper foot to sew along the length of the laminate. Repeat the same for the other short edge.

Step 3: Loop

For the elastic loop, fold the strap of quilting cotton in half with the right sides together. Secure both ends using a scant ¼ inch backstitch seam then turn inside out and press. Use a safety pin to guide the elastic through the loop and secure both ends with stitches.

Step 4: Bottom panel

With the right sides together stitch around the sides and bottom of the panel but leave the top open. Clip the corners and turn inside out.

Step 5: The Body

Pin the pieces of the main body with the right sides together and the zipper partially closed. Sew the pieces together with a 5/8 inch seam allowance then turn the right side out.

Proceed to finger press the seam towards the bottom of the garment bag.

Step 6: Top panel

Repeat the same steps as above for the top panel. Finger press the seam towards the top of the garment bag.

If you want to add embellishments at the top of the zipper, add them to the seam allowance.

Insert a hanger through the zipper opening to the top opening.

For entry-level sewers looking for an easy project to get their first win, the garment bag is an excellent choice. It’s even better because the tutorial offers clear instructions complete with visual aids in terms of photos.

You will get a detailed and comprehensive PDF file that will offer you detailed instructions on what to do as you make the bag. The PDF will also feature actual size patterns that are printable to make it easier for you to cut out the right pieces with the right measurements.

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