Towel Shopping Bag Holder

Towel Shopping Bag Holder

Theme this project with Christmas tea towel to bring the festive spirit in. You will use it to store all those shopping bags for re-use.

What you need

30cms cord
30cm’s elastic
Sewing machine
Christmas Tea Towel.


For this project we are using a linen Christmas Tea Towel.

Start by taking your tea towel and sew a 1 inch hem onto the top and bottom of the tea towel. this will create the pocket for your cord.

Next begin sewing it into a tube By folding the tea towel in half (length-ways) inside out and sewing up the seam making sure not to sew over the Cord Hem or you wont be able to thread your cord through.

Next take your cord and attach it to a safety pin so that you can thread the safety pin through the hem so you don’t lose the end of the cord. Thread it through and gather up the cloth, leaving a small hole to push the bags in through.

For the bottom do the same thing but with some elastic, this will enable you to pull the bags out with ease and to push them in without them going all the way through.

Tie the elastic into a knot and cut off any excess.

Fill the tea towel from the top and pull the bags out through the bottom.


  1. very cute

  2. I have been looking for the directions for this for a while now. I will be making two, one for Christmas and one for the resat of the year. Who knows may even have to send these out as a present to a few of the relos

  3. VeRy. [CooL]

    ..::Been looking for this for months!::. *out of season tho* -i’ll make one this christmas-

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