Make a lingerie bag for your underwear

For some time now I have wanting to make myself a lingerie bag. A little drawstring bag that I can use for my underwear for washing. I hate popping underwear into the laundry basket and this little bag keeps everything safe so that it can be washed separately. It's also a handy little bag for when you go on holiday or to visit friends.



Sheer netting or weave, or voile
Sewing machine and accessories
fabric scraps and embelishments for flower
Scraps of cotton fabric or bias binding
Cotton rope




Cut the fabric to the size that you want to your bag. Mine is 20cm x 30cm. If you are using a weave you can use the pattern to cut a neat straight line.

Fold over a 1cm hem and then sew zig-zag stitch down the side and bottom of the bag.

I am using scraps of cotton to make the drawstring. I cut this to 20cm length and 3cm width and then folded over the sides to the centre to make a piece 1cm wide. Sew down the centre with zig-zag stitch.

To create the drawstring top, fold the fabric over the drawsting, leaving enough space to sew a zig-zag stitch underneath the drawstring. You will obviously leave a small gap open where you start and finish to be able to draw and loosen the drawstring.

So that the drawstring doesn't disappear inside the seam, I added some cotton knots to each end of the drawstring. Adds a nice effect as well.

Now all that's left is to make up your fabric flower and sew onto the front of the bag.