Walking the dog can sometimes be a real chore, especially when you find yourself playing "pooper scooper." It's a pain to carry plastic bags, but you love your dog and don't want to pay fines, so what else can you do? With this cute and useful accessory you can now walk your puppy and carry your bags in style! Here is a simple tutorial for a discreet plastic bag holder that can be attached to your leash.
Walk the Dog Baggie Holder Tutorial (seriously, what else would you call it?)
*Scrap of fabric 5 inches by 7 inches
*Sewing machine, thread
*3 inch piece of thin elastic
*3 .5 inches of Velcro
Let's get started!
1. Cut your fabric to 5 inches by 7 inches.
2. Fold the top (7 inch side) down twice and press with an iron.
3. Place your fabric and piece of elastic on your machine. I made sure that my needle was in the down position already through the fabric and elastic before I started.
4. Pulling your elastic as tight as you can to make sure it runs the whole length of the top side, sew down the length of the fabric. I used a zig-zag stitch here, but you can use whatever stitch you think is best as long as it catches both the fabric and elastic.
Don't worry if your elastic stretches past the edge of the fabric. You can trim that off later.
5. Once your elastic is sewn to the top side of the fabric you can turn the piece sideways and get ready to sew the side seams. Warning: this part is tricky and may take a bit of work. Fold your fabric right sides together. Be sure that you place your piece of Velcro in. The Velcro should be inside. Very carefully sew down the side of your fabric making sure the elastic matches up and your Velcro is sewn in.
When you are done it should look like this.
6. Now, take your fabric and place it like this so the side seam is now in the middle.
7. Sew the bottom seam and trim the corners when you are done.
8. Turn your bag inside out and that is it. Fill it with bags and attach it to your leash!
So, no more of this:
You will be the most stylish person at the doggie park with this:
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