Friday, August 8, 2014

DIY Kitchen Rag Bag

I really love when things in my house are organized, with a newborn and a toddler this rarely happens. So, any help I can get from organizational tools is greatly appreciated. I have been seeing posts for something called a rag bag for the kitchen all over Pinterest, I thought I would come up with a design of my own. Usually, I have 4 or 5 dish towels hanging from my oven handle at any given time, using the rag bag I would only need to have one out at a time and the others would be nicely concealed.

For this project all the items I used I already had in my house, so it did not cost me anything to create.


  • 2 Dish Towels
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine or Sew by Hand
  • 2 Large Buttons
  • Good Scissors
I picked out 2 dish towels that I liked the design of and cut off a strip at the top of each for the straps.

Next I sewed a hem on both the strap and the main part of the bag to create a finished edge. Since I used a pre-made dish towel there is less finish work to do.

Then I sewed the straps on the inside of one of the bag panels.

The next step is to place the two bag panels finished side together, inside facing out, and sewed the seams on three sides to create the bag.

Finally, I sewed on the buttons to the straps and made a small slit on the front of the bag for the buttons to go through. Sewing is not my area of expertise but this turned out pretty well and took about an hour to create. 

I think if I were to do anything differently, I would have made it a little bit shorter.

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