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    Trash Bag

    I want to make a trash bag for a friends husbands car. Sometimes I think it sounds like a good
    idea then sometimes I don't think it would be a good idea. Would you make one for your husband, or man friend?

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    I think it's a great idea! Who doesn't need a trash bag in the car?
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    Sure....sounds like a good idea to me
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    be sure to make it fit a gallon baggie or a grocery store plastic bag so they have a liner ...otherwise they will not ever empty them... the liners make it a snap... just give him a supply and make your bag so that the handles hook onto buttons or something...

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    We have one in our truck which my husband loves. It is about 6x8x2. It hangs right below the right side of the radio. He is very good about emptying it when it gets full. He was very picky about the fabric. I used a masculine dark small check.

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    Yes......and they are very useful. I saw one made from men's suit fabric and it was bound with fabric from a tie.

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    Great idea! I am putting that on my list for my sons ----will do in University colors!! Thanks!

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    I made my husband a cover for his paperback books ... I think the trash bag is a good idea and may use your idea, thanks.
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    I have a friend that makes them in all different colors and sells them at a craft booth for $10. They sell like hot cakes. She uses a vinyl like from drapes for the liner so it is easy to clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nana2Sew View Post
    Yes......and they are very useful. I saw one made from men's suit fabric and it was bound with fabric from a tie.
    Love it! I can picture it hanging in a Beemer
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    Any pics so we can see what they look like. Sounds like a great idea.
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    why not...they make trash too! of course I bet you can't use anything floral, or hello kitty, but dang..they make camo, deer, fish, etc fabric too!

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    This is the only one that has worked for me on long trips (photo is of commercial one). Easy to make in your special fabric. Be sure to attach the bottom to the seat or it can whip around and hit you if you stop fast. I didn't line it, but if he eats food in the car, then you might want to. I don't use it day-to-day. Honestly, I don't think they are all that useful because most people don't empty them until they are so full that trash is falling out. Better would be to get in the habit of emptying the trash out of the car every time you get out. My trash bucket is right next to where the car is parked (a tip from a UK member on another board). Every time I fill gas, before I go in to pay I look around the vehicle for any trash that needs to be thrown. It's just habit.

    When I made mine, I used that thick sew-in interfacing to give it shape. With all those new fusibles, you wouldn't need to do that. Just get a heavy weight one with fusible only on one side.

    If he is a saleman, always in his car, then a better choice would be a larger 'snap bag'. Those fast-food leftovers would be too big for the behind-the-seat model. Using the 'snap bag' currently popular, but for a larger bag would be perfect then.

    Edited to add my link.
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    After a bit of searching, here's a simple trash container made by someone on Etsy. I can see this smaller one being useful for when you have a cold or something.

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    ITA ... sure why not?

    How large it needs to be? and the style of the car? will somewhat determine what design is do-able!

    Another way to "install" is to put a chunk of velcro hooks on it ... that is, if it's going to be put next to some carpeting/upholstery that it can latch on to. Or if you have somewhere to put the smooth side.

    For me ... I keep an Extra Large Timmie's cup in the saddle bag on the door for my garbage! It works for the small stuff, and easily pitchable without having to worry about laundry or accidentally tossing the bag out!
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    I think a trash bag in the car is a good thing. My biggest question is 'Why don't they design cars with a trash receptacle?' Behind the seat is crazy as most of the garbage is in the front.

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    This is a link to one I made for my car. I like it because it hangs from the glove box. The buttons keep it inside the glove box door. It was quick and easy to make.
    http://www.sewwequilt.com/2011/07/ca...k-of-that.html
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    http://www.allfreesewing.com/Bags-an...Trash-Bag/ct/1
    Has anyone checked this out, it looks like the commercial one mentioned here but is free?

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    Lovely idea. Check the TipNut site for all kinds of handy car accessories.

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    I found a pattern on site Make It Do some time back. I do not remember what month or when. You would have to check the archives. I may be able to find it at home if you reply as I am at work right now. I did change it some and put a liner in it and make a strap with ribbon and my husband and I hang it on the center stick. It can be thrown into the laundry when dirty. Just love mine.

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    My son uses the plastic bags that the newspapers arrive in for his trash containers.

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    I just helped my great niece make one for her daddy We embroidered his football team logo on the fabric first. He is the only kid on the block with anything so nice. He is a neatnik and loves it.

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    Is there a pattern for a car trash bag?

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    I have been looking to make a trash can for my husbands truck also. He wants one that will sit on the floor not hang. Thought of putting a rice bag in the bottom but can't figure out how the thing will stand up. I have scoured the internet and they all hang.
    I used my old thread catcher for my van. The rice pocket keeps it in the cubby and is just the right length. I put in a small plastic bag so the fabric never gets soiled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nana2Sew View Post
    Yes......and they are very useful. I saw one made from men's suit fabric and it was bound with fabric from a tie.
    Terrific idea!

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