With the advent of Christmas, there are going to be a lot of nativity dress rehearsals and evenings out. It is only a matter of time before the pure white angel dress gets dropped in a puddle and ruined! So, to avoid any mishaps, I created this luxury waterproof garment bag so my step-daughters dresses can get shimmied from one location to the other, without any mishaps!
The children sizes are suitable for use with a child’s clothes hanger. The design features a loop at the bottom so that the bag can be folded in half for ease of transport.
Pattern includes sizes for 0-4 years / 5-10 years / 11-14 years / ADULT
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Pattern comes as a fullscale copyshop PDF document which can be printed on any size paper using Adobe Reader to poster print. Also available broken up onto A4 pages. The separate A4 pages have page numbers and markers to help you align each page correctly after printing.
Please view the Printing Instructions to find out how to accurately print your pattern to scale.
0-4: 58cmx 117cm
5-10: 68cm x 155cm
11-14: 75cm x 200cm
ADULT: 85cm x 250cm
0-4: 15 pages
5-10: 24 pages
11-14: 32 pages
ADULT: 50 pages
0-4: 15 pages
5-10: 24 pages
11-14: 32 pages
Adult: 50 pages
Please note that all pattern downloads are in English, however you may view the tutorial here in your chosen language by selecting your preferred language by clicking “TRANSLATE” at the top right of any page and selecting your preferred language from the drop down menu.
Garment Bag Tutorial
Cut out all the main garment bag pieces and the lining pieces (use the same pieces to cut the lining pieces).
Begin by cutting out the BACK piece. Then divide the BACK pattern piece into 3 by cutting down and across the dashed lines. Remember to add 1.5cm seam allowance to the lower edges of FRONT 1 and FRONT 2 and the upper edge of FRONT 3 before cutting out the fabric.
Lay the lining and main fabric of FRONT 1 WRONG SIDES TOGETHER. Apply the bias binding to the CENTER FRONT.
Instead of using pins to hold the oilcloth and lining fabric in place, use paperclips or fabric tape. Remove paperclips as you sew to avoid breaking a needle.
Repeat for FRONT 2
Lay one half of the zipper tape along the inside CENTER FRONT of FRONT 1, lining up to the edge of the bias binding and stitch in place. Stitch from bottom to top.
Repeat for FRONT 2 (stitching from bottom to top again) and zip up.
You may like to backstitch over the tops and the end of the zip to avoid the runner coming off.
Lay FRONT 3 RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER with FRONT 1 and FRONT 2 (with the zip closed).
Stitch straight across including the zip.
Trim the seam allowance including the zip.
Trim with the bias binding.
Turn to the RIGHT SIDE and topstitch to secure and neaten the seam.
Lay the outer SIDE fabric RIGHt SIDES TOGETHER and stitch the seam allowance along the BOTTOM. Repeat for the lining SIDE fabric.
Lay the SIDE lining and outer fabric pieces WRONG SIDES TOGETHER and stitch all around within the seam allowance to secure them together.
Finish the TOP ends of the SIDE with bias binding.
Lay the lining and outer fabric BACK pieces WRONG SIDES TOGETHER. Using strong cord or tape, create loops for clothes hangers on the top center. Stitch in place.
Match CENTER TOPs and CENTER BOTTOM of the SIDE and BACK, RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER.
Temporarily secure using your preferred method (tape or paperclips) and stitch to the seam allowance.
Repeat Step 10 for the FRONT and SIDE pieces.
Trim the seam allowances to approximately 75mm.
Using the same cord you used for the loops, create another on the BOTTOM FRONT of the garment bag.
You can use this to fold the garment bag in half and loop over the clothes hanger for easier storage or carrying.
Complete by adding bias binding to the BACK and FRONT SIDE seams. Continue the binding to the zip at the TOP CENTER FRONT.
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