Diaper pail liner - PUL version
16.5" of 60" wide PUL
~ 45" of cord or shoelace for the drawstring
Step 1: Fold the PUL in half, folding selvage edge to meet selvage edge, with the laminated side (shiny, rubbery side) together. Pin the sides together close to the edges. Measure about 4" down from the open side and pin. Stitch sides together below the pins, a scant 1/4" from the cut edge.
|holding the bottom edge of the bag|
|turn the bag sideways so the bottom edge of the bag is up|
|place pins in 3" down to create the bottom of the triangle|
|It now has wings!!! and with no red bull... sorry, i am sleep deprived :-)|
A few things to consider when using PUL... if the laminated side is not feeding through your machine, wrap tissue paper around the seam (top and bottom, or at least on the bottom) and then tear it off once you sew your seam. The paper makes it slide easier, but will not make extra space between your stitches. Also, PUL is like other plastic and rubberized fabrics. Pin holes stay there. Some say that a run in a hot dryer will seal up those holes, but its agreed that making less in the first place is ideal. I know I say to use pins a lot in my post, but in my pictures, you will note that my use is minimal, and often within seam allowances where it will not affect the integrity of the waterproof layer. Back to the dryer bit... as with all fabrics, quality of PUL varies greatly, and consequently so do the care instructions. Some people swear that PUL is fine in the dryer, regardless, and others say line dry only unless you want to destroy your item, regardless. I say, play it safe and machine dry only when necessary (ie: you have nowhere to put your dirty diapers unless it gets dry pronto!). It hangs dry pretty fast, so this shouldn't be too much of an inconvenience. Hope this post helps.
Oh, and for the record, my ripstop bag was still in use up until last night when I finished this bag, and while it did seep some liquid into the bottom of the can, it wasn't terrible. I wonder if better ripstop really would work??
Update: I now have wet bags and pail liners for sale in my Etsy shop.