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I'm Ren, short for Renée: a sewer, crocheter, designer, and blogger at www.TheInspiredWren.com. While my husband's at work and my daughter's in school, I fill my time by scattering random threads ...

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Simple Mesh Bag

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Simple Mesh Bag
Simple Mesh Bag
Simple Mesh Bag
Simple Mesh Bag
Simple Mesh Bag
Simple Mesh Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew a straight line
  • Insert a snap or Velcro or button with button hole

Pattern Description:

I made these bags to replace the gallon storage bags I use whenever I pack a suitcase for my preschooler. One outfit per bag; each morning I can present two bags and let The Peanut choose her outfit for the day. At the end of the day the used clothes go back into the bag they came out of. Dirty clothes are separated from clean clothes and there's no digging through the bottom of the suitcase to find small socks. Add a few inches before you sew and you could do the same with your own outfits. Of course these would also work as lingerie bags (an excellent gift for a bride) or itty bitty sock laundry bags (for a mom-to-be).

However you'd like to use them, you too can make your own simple mesh bag. Download the PDF for step-by-step directions how to sew a simple mesh bag without a zipper closure.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The completed bag measures 10 1/2" x 11"; the same as a gallon freezer storage bag.


  • Utility/Weavers Mesh, 20 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
  • Quilting Cotton, 11" x 10 1/2"

You Will Also Need:

  • Double-fold, 1/2" Bias Tape, approx 24"
  • Snap, button, OR Velcro for center closure

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