In the spirit of recycling (and to free the clutter in my pantry), I decided to make a plastic bag holder. I found my inspiration from Martha Stewart and instructions found on her website, here. I didn’t use a dish towel for this project, so I had to add a few extra steps using a piece of scrap fabric with nearly the same dimensions as the towel called for in the pattern. So, with Martha’s pattern as a guide, here’s how I made mine.
I started with a piece of fabric the same dimensions as a dish towel and some scrap fabric for the handle. I used a giant rubber band cut in half, since I didn’t have any elastic on hand.
Turn up one edge of the fabric approximately one inch to form the casing for the elastic. Then, pin in place and sew.