You’ll have to pardon my horrible pictures for this project, but I wanted to share it with you anyway because it has been very handy for me.
I bought a metal laundry rack thingy at a garage sale. It came with fabric that fit across and had 3 dividing sections to put dirty laundry. I washed it and used it for a year, even though it was ripping and continued to rip as we stuffed dirty clothes in.
here’s a basic tutorial on what I did. You have to measure the size of the bag you want to know how big to cut your sections. (my hubby did it for me and told me the wrong size for the first two, which is why they are a bit shorter.)
You will then sew each piece to the side it matches like in the picture above. Once that is done, you will connect each side and sew to the top. If you want, you can hem the top before sewing the pieces together.
On the first bag I hemmed the top edge after my sides were sewn, but I found it easier to do it before they were sewn on the second bag. You just want to make sure that you measure each so they are still the same length. If you fold it over a 1/4 or 1/2 inch and then iron, then fold over another 1/4 or 1/2 inch and iron you will have a good edge:
For the ties, you will want to cut some small strips the length of the fabric or about the same length as the bag. I did the same with hemming, I folded them over about 1/2 inch, then folded them over again 1/2 inch and sewed the strips.
It will look like this when you sew the seam.