A Cowboy's Life: DIY Laundry Bag

DIY Laundry Bag

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DIY Laundry Bag
It's funny how certain scents can bring back a flood of memories. Laundry soap does that for me. As a child some of my fondest memories were spent at my Memaw's house, where she lived in an old railroad depot off a dirt road. She let us kids help with chores and for some reason I loved doing laundry with her! We would haul the towels out back and hang them on the old rusty clothes line while the clean, crisp scent of the laundry soap filling the air as the wind blew. It's funny that even though those days are long gone, the smell of freshly cleaned clothes brings me back to that open field.
DIY Laundry Bag


I had to stop by Walmart recently because I was out of laundry soap and needed to get all our clothes cleaned and packed for an upcoming vacation. I decided on Suavital® Fragance Pearls  in-wash scent boosters. They had two choices: field flowers and lavender that are both 5x longer lasting fragrance. I also picked up Suavitel®  liquid fabric conditioner to keep my clothes feeling extra soft. (They also had samples of this in the store.) The smell of the field flowers brought back such sweet memories!
DIY Laundry Bag

With several upcoming vacations, I needed a laundry bag to take on trips to keep the dirty clothes separated from the clean. I really don't like putting dirty clothes back in the suitcase with clean clothes - that just makes more work for me when we get home! 

To make a DIY laundry bag you will need:
Pillow case 
2 yards of ribbon or cording
Thread
Safety pin
Seam ripper

Simply turn the pillowcase inside out. Use seam ripper to open one seam about 2" long. Take your ribbon and attach the safety pin. Now slide the ribbon through the casing until completed threaded. Tie the ribbon together at the end. Bam, 5 minute laundry bag complete!
DIY Laundry Bag

Do you have any scents that bring back memories for you?

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29 comments

  1. This is such a neat idea!

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  2. What a great idea! This would have been PERFECT when I was in college!

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  3. Great idea! I wish I were that handy.

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  4. I love this idea! :] There are a lot of old pillowcases at home that could be used for this cause! :P

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  5. This is a great idea! And scents definitely are very powerful in bringing back memories! #client

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  6. When I miss my Dad, I go to Macy's and smell his cologne! LOL I should just buy a bottle just have a home, I guess :) Scents can bring back so many memories!

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  7. That is an awesome idea. I am totally doing this.

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  8. What a cool idea. With son going off to an engineering internship for a week this would be perfect for him.

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  9. those bags are adorable and I am sure I can make them for the kids for overnight came this year.

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  10. That is such a pretty laundry bag! I love DIY so I would love to make one like that. It would be so much nicer to see in my kitchen than baskets! - Jeanine

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  11. The DIY laundry bag would be great for children. The scent of freshly cut grass brings back so many good memories.

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  12. What a wonderful idea. I have so many pillow cases around. I will put them to good use

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  13. Easy bag to make. Will have to check out these laundry products.

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  14. That laundry bag is gorgeous! Laundry detergent is such a wonderful smell. Always smells clean and inviting.

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  15. Thats a cute Bag! I like the choice in material .. it's very Summery. Suavitel is a great Brand

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  16. What a cute bag - and it looks so easy to make! I could definitely use one of those!

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  17. I love this idea! My husband does his own laundry and his laundry basket is getting pretty old!

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  18. I have tried this before and it smells really good. The bag would be a great gift for a new grad

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  19. I've been seeing these pearls in the store but yet to try them - on my list.

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  20. I do love scent boosters. It always makes me happy to smell clean laundry.

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  21. Suavitel brings back memories! I remember my grandma would always use it when washing clothes in her home in Mexico. I didn't realize it's sold in the US now, too.

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  22. Cute! This is an awesome idea, especially for single pillow cases in cute patterns that you find on clearance. Who cares if they don't have a mate if you're making a bag, right? I'm on the hunt now!

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  23. Love your idea for the Laundry Bag..something I can actually make! LOL I also love the smell of Suavitel products. YUM!

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  24. What a clever DIY for the laundry bag! I've never used Suavitel products before. I may have to give it a try.

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  25. This is a really cool laundry bag trick! I will have to try it!

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  26. Now that's the cutest laundry bag I've ever seen!

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  27. Looks great! I hate laundry - always nice to spruce up the chores!

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  28. Always laundry day in our house! That fabric is really pretty!

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