Thursday, July 28, 2022

Rarely Idle Rectangle Tie Bag

I'm sure there is a limit on how many bags one person needs...I'll let you know if I find it. Today I want to chat about the ZW Rectangle Tie Bag from Rarely Idle!

Zero Waste Tie Bag

This is a free pattern/tutorial for a zero waste rectangular tie bag. You can also use it as fabric wrapping paper. All raw edges are contained, there are two sizes (mine is the bigger size) and directions for a custom size.

I used a cotton canvas that I bought in a giant quantity from Jo-Ann's for random projects, including my own wall banner pattern (get it for free when you sign up for my newsletter). The first place this bag went was on a field trip with my oldest daughter when her class visited a one room schoolhouse. She used it as her lunch sack. I also made the rest of her outfit using McCalls 7231.

McCalls 7231

I love this bag! Definitely the best part of it is how it's finished, so sturdy and secure. It does take more fabric than I expected, but it's roomy so that's fine. The tutorial was easy to follow as well. 

Zero Waste Tie Bag

I'm not sure I'd make a bunch of these for wrapping paper, but maybe I would if I had a lot of pretty scraps. There is a lot of topstitching and French seams to create all that sturdiness and I get tired of that kind of thing. I could see it as a project bag for knitting, or the mini size as a notions pouch. All by itself it would make a super cute gift as well as gift wrapping!

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