Trash Bag – Car
Does it just bug you?
It drives me crazy. I hate the pieces of trash everywhere (especially the small pieces like gum wrappers, post-it notes, receipts, etc)………..so I genuinely needed a solution.
Here’s something worth a try.
A little bag to attach to the back of your head rest.
That is always propped open.
(Scroll down to see the secret.) ((wink))
And it’s fabric, so if you happen to get something sticky in there…..pop it in the washing machine.
- upholstery fabric (or cotton with interfacing fused to it, to bulk it up)
- boning, (1/2 inch wide)
- 7/8 inch wide ribbon (or close to that)
- sewing machine
Along the 12 inch side of the front piece (the bottom), find the center and pin it. Then measure out 1 inch on either side and place another pin at each spot. Then measure out another inch from that and place more pins. So you now have 5 pins, all an inch apart.
Turn right side out and poke your corners out with a pencil (or something similar) to make them sharp and crisp.
Then, fold your front top edge towards the inside, 3/4 inch. Then fold it down another 3/4 inch, creating a casing for your boning. Pin it into place and then sew along the bottom fold, securing the casing into place. Don’t sew the back side yet.
Cut an 11 inch piece of boning and slide it in your casing, making sure you slide it in the right way, making the boning push outward. Then sew the other end of the casing closed, on the other side where the front and back pieces meet. If you need to trim your boning to fit better, go ahead and do so but the boning needs to fit in there pretty snug.
Then cut two pieces of ribbon (I used grosgrain)……you might need to measure your seat and headrest and see how long you’d like it to hang down. I cut each of my ribbons 8 inches long. I heat sealed the ends of the ribbons and then attached them towards the outer edge of the bag so that it would hang well in the car. (**Or you can just make strips of fabric.) Then I attached velcro to the other ends of the ribbon.
And now you’re set.
Go tidy up that car. :)