DIY a Mesh Bag for Bath Toys

I came across this bath toy bag project and thought what a great idea! Rather than the green crate we are currently using that takes up space and does nothing to help dry the soggy toys.

Of course, I put my own spin on little spin on it! Best part is that it only cost me $4.26 to make!

What You Will Need:

  • 3/4 yards of mesh or nylon netting (I used nylon netting.)
  • 1 1/2 inch gross-grain ribbon
  • 1/4 inch gross-grain ribbon
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Suction cup hooks
  • Wet, drippy bath toys!

What You Will Need To Do:

Bath Toy Bag Steps

Step 4 {left} and Step 7 {right}

1. I got 3/4 yard, but ended up cutting off about 4 inches from the left, right and top. I think 1/2 yard would have been plenty.

2. I used the natural fold of the netting as the bottom of my bag, so I pinned the outer edges and sewed with a zig-zag stitch. Leave the top of the bag open.

3. Once the sides are sewn, make a one-inch seam across the top of the bag. I simply folded the upper edge around the perimeter of the bag and used a zig-zag stitch to hold the seam.

4. To reinforce the side seams, I took the 1-1/2 inch gross-grain ribbon and used it as a trimming. To do this, simply fold the ribbon around the raw edge of the bag and pin every couple of inches.

5. Repeat on the other side.

6. Sew the ribbon onto the bag. I continued with the zig-zag stitch to it looks nice. I sewed right down the center of the ribbon to ensure I hit the netting on the way through.

7. After the bag is trimmed with the ribbon on the sides, take the thinner gross-grain ribbon and cut two 8- to 10-inch pieces to make the loops. I hand-sewed these into the ribbon fold on the sides.

8. Trim any hanging thread.

9. Use suction cup hooks to hang in your shower or bath and save your bathroom floors from yucky water marks!

Have any other solutions for storing bath toys? Please, do tell!