Thursday, 23 October 2014

small bags for not-so-smalls

Before I went on holiday at the beginning of October, I had a look at my list of "travel items to make".  Yes, I have a list for that.  I have lists for everything, who doesn't love a good list?  One item was bags for used undies.  I like to keep them separate in my case and as I always take enough undies for a month (you never know what will happen!  OK, I haven't been forced to change my pants mid-day since I was a child, but you never know!) I needed a bag, or two.



I made  simple drawstring bags and I made them reversible.  Clean undies when the patterned side is out, dirty undies when the undie-themed fabric is out.



I used the blue and purple fabric as the casing for the purple bag and vice versa.  I found some glitzy cord to thread through, though I'm not sure how that will bear up in the wash, I probably need to take it out.


They are about 12" square, so plenty of room for one of my mammoth-sized bras along with the smalls (or not-so-smalls in my case).


And as you've never seen a draw string bag before, I thought I'd better take photos of them closed so you can see what they'd look like!



Do you have a bag for your dirty smalls/not-so-smalls/down-right-huges or is it just me?

15 comments:

Anita said...

That's a pretty good idea and I love, love the underwear fabric.
Yes.....I totally understand having to take travel items to make, I get
that. I took knitting to Italy too for the long bus trips getting from one
place to another. I get ya! lol
Cheers, Anita.

pennydog said...

I definitely need to make some of these- I love the reversible idea but I just know I'll make the mistake of getting the designs mixed up eugghh

Rachel said...

I certainly don't have anything as pretty!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great job! I love the idea. I usually just take an empty plastic bag with me and slowly fill it up. These are so much better & cuter! :D

Pam @Threading My Way said...

What a fabulous idea, Wendy - the drawstring bag, reversible for clean or dirty. The undies fabric is perfect!!! I had never heard underwear referred to as smalls until I began reading blogs.

Sandra :) said...

When we travel I take a pillowcase with us, and we put all of our laundry in it, so no, I don't have a bag for my jumbos :D I love the lingerie fabric - I have (or used to have) a fabric with bras printed on it!

Acorn to Oak said...

Those are really cute! The undie fabric is adorable. That's a great idea to make them reversible so you know what's clean and what's dirty. I have a bag that I knitted and use for dirty clothes when I travel. It's stretchy and big enough for all of my dirty clothes. And, mesh-like so it breathes a little. It's so nice to be able to separate the dirty from the clean. It makes unpacking easier too. Enjoy your bags! :-)

Una said...

That's a clever idea. Much prettier than my collection of plastic bags!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your drawstring bags for undies are really pretty. I love that undie fabric! We always travel with big drawstring bags for any dirty clothes. I got tired of using plastic grocery bags or those thin plastic bags you find hanging up in hotel room for that purpose.

Jane Galley said...

love these, great idea

margaret said...

I too have bags for my underwear quilted but have zips on mine so they do not draw up, I use them all the time in my drawers, keeps the drawers Chest of drawers not underwear tidy, Love the fabrics you have used especially the one with bras and pants on

Pamela said...

Great fabric and adorable bags. What a super idea!

claire93 said...

I just take a plastic carrier bag along in the suitcase for my dirty laundry, but these would make great présents ^^

Jillayne said...

lol - a plastic grocery bag - LOVE this idea of yours, especially the reversible bit.

quirkyhannah said...

I love how organised you are and what a clever idea :) Love the fabric choices.