How to Make a Garment Bag

Garment bags allow a person to hang his/her clothes in the closet while keeping them separate from other clothes.

These bags also come in handy when you are travelling; you can keep your favourite dresses or pressed shirts in them. In order to own a garment bag, you do not necessarily need to buy it from the market, as you can also make it at your home, only if you know the basics of sewing.

Keep reading this article to know how you can make a garment bag.

Things Required:

- 2 yards 45-inch quilted fabric
- 3 yards trim (lace or ribbon)
- One 35-inch zipper
- 6 inches of Velcro
- Thread
- Plastic or wood hanger

Instructions

  • 1

    First of all, you need to cut quilted fabric around 65 inches long. If you require a larger garment bad, cut a larger piece. Now curve the top of the fabric according to the curve of the hanger you will be using.

    Cut out the main pocket and the flap. You can then cut large pocket from scraps on fold and the recommend pocket from scraps on selvage.

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  • 2

    Hem the large pocket and turn the sides under. Now sew it on the front of the bag. Here, you should make sure that the top of pocket is 8 inches (approx) down from centre of your bag. Also, you will have to hem the recommend pocket in a way that it finishes with around 2 ½ x 3 ½ inch dimensions. Sew it on right side of main pocket you just created.

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  • 3

    Hem the straight edge of the main pocket and then apply trim to other edges. Sew Velcro on front of bag. Here, you will notice that the bottom of the pocket will be around 18 inches down from the top of the bag.

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  • 4

    Now you will have to apply trim to the three straight sides of the flap and then lay the flap on top of bag front, over the pocket. Stitch raw edge to hold in place.

  • 5

    Fold the back of the bag over the bag front, right sides together. Stitch on top curved edge, leaving a 2-inch opening in the centre, for the hanger. Stitch along bottom and up side 16 inches.

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  • 6

    Sew zipper down side, and your new garment bag is now ready for use.

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