I planned on making this one a loooooong time ago. I had a trash bag in my car for almost as long as I had my car, but since we usually travel in Stephen's car, I'd just been stuffing all the straw wrappers and receipts in the little pocket in his car door. I'm pretty sure that this was very annoying for Stephen, even though he didn't say much about it. So when I saw the car trash bag pattern in the OYW book, I had an idea.
"Stephen," I said, "I will make myself a pretty car trash bag from this book, and then you can have my old ugly but very functional black one."
"That sounds absolutely wonderful!" said Stephen.
So we went to Joann and I bought some super cute fabric and the buckle for the strap, came home, cut out the pattern pieces and proceeded to do nothing with them for a month or so. There really is no good excuse for me not putting the thing together faster because the pattern couldn't be easier! It took me like 20 minutes (tops) to sew it together, and that's mostly just because I'm slow at ironing. I'm not going to go into the process since it's laid out in the book, but here are a few photos!
All my pieces cut out and ready to go. This was my first time using a buckle like this - EXCITING!
Ironing the straps. I used to never iron stuff as I sewed, because I hate it. Strangely enough, when I started ironing my finished projects started looking nicer. Weird right?
Action shot! Sewing on the not-actually-cut-on-the-bias bias tape.
And adding the straps...
Tada! Done! Super easy.
Wouldn't you know it after I made it, it took me another couple of weeks to actually put it in my car, then maybe another week or so before I hung it on the seat. I guess this project was just destined to be slow...
I'm not sure why it is so wrinkled. I think maybe it got stuffed down the side of the couch.
Before I put the trash bag in the car, it occurred to me that this might be a great, and potentially very fashionable, personal trash storage system.
I think I may be on to something! Don't you?