My oldest nephew graduated from high school this past week. I can't believe my nieces and nephews are getting this old...what does that say about me???
I wanted to make him something special and when I saw a cute handmade laundry bag, inspiration struck! I won't do a full tutorial since there are about a million laundry bag tutorials out there, but it's pretty basic. I just took a yard of fabric, folded it in half, stitched up the long side and one short side, made a casing and threaded some cording through the top. But, I didn't stop there!
My nephew will be attending Indiana University in the fall, so with the help of some Steam-A-Seam, I appliqued the IU logo and his last name onto the front of the bag. I didn't want to do the whole zig zag stitch applique around the edges because a) it would have been a ton of work and b) I thought it was a bit much for a guy's laundry bag. So, I just did a straight stitch in red thread all the way around each letter. The edges of the letters will fray a bit, but I think it's kind of a cool look for a guy. Nothing too fancy.
I think I'll leave all my laundry in it and tell him to get some practice in before he leaves. Ha!