Saturday, January 12, 2013

Wash/Wear Travel Lingerie Bag

I've been sewing! After some drama with my sewing machine (partly my fault, party the feed dogs' fault), a trip to the repair shop and a downloadable copy of my machine's manual, I feel equipped to sew!

I've been sewing a few things, including a travel lingerie bag for my sister's Christmas present.  I was given a travel lingerie bag many years ago (Thanks, Jill G.) and I use it every time I travel, whether it is for 2 nights or 3 weeks away.  For the unacquainted, you put your clean undies in one side and the dirty ones on the other!  No need for plastic bags or whatever other wonky strategy you might employ to separate the clean from the dirty while jetsetting (or camping or riding the rails).

I followed these instructions, except for the lettering. I wanted to spell it out a bit more, so I found a font that I liked.  I sized it up to the proportions I wanted and printed them out.  I then pinned the printout to felt and cut out the words.  From there, I measured to find the right placement and then v.e.r.y. c.a.r.e.f.u.l.l.y sewed the letters on with a little zig-zag action and some matching thread. I was stressed about messing it up, so I did this part slowly.

I added a little personalized touch with one of TrinKnitty labels.  (Thanks for those, Becky! They are lasting a long time!)

I lined it with some fun and bright fabric that I know Jessy likes.

She knew exactly what it was when she opened it and said she had been looking at getting one.  Yay!  It makes me so happy to think of things people will like and even happier when I can make those things for them.


  1. That's such an awesome idea and what a fantastic gift!!

  2. I'm glad the instructions worked and that your sister loved it! You are braver than I with that lettering!!


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