The construction is very similar to the construction of regular sized handbags, except on a much larger scale!
Making sure all the seams were hidden was particularly important for this garment bag, as the dress has an outer layer of chiffon, and I wanted to be sure that the fabric didn't snag on anything scratchy inside.
The cost of the fabric and notions for this project were:
Wide curtain weight Polycotton sateen £5.99 per metre x1
Wide White Sheeting fabric £4.99 per metre x1
Grey seam binding £0.30 per metre x 5 = £1.50
Communion Ribbon £0.55 per metre x 1
Long zip £2.05 (had this in my stash)
Total = £13.03
(I only used half of the fabrics because of the width and have about 4 metres of seam binding left, so that total could be reduced by £6.70. Allowing for the cost of the zip, this project could be sewn for less than £10)
The bag was finished with a little freehand application of ribbon seam-binding, to personalise it. My niece's face lit up when she saw this, so I'm glad I didn't resort to the ubiquitous 'bin bag' cover instead!!!
(The fabric and notions for this garment bag were chosen by me and supplied by Abakhan Fabrics, free, as part of their challenge to sew on a budget)
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