DIY Dog Poop Bag Holder

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Owning a dog is one of the most fun things you can do, but not every part of caring for your pup is love and laughter. Today we are going to show you how to make this DIY Dog Poop Bag Holder to help you make the most of a stinky situation. If you own a dog, you know just how much your pup can become a part of the family. We love our dogs, and having what we need when nature calls on a quick walk around the block means we won’t be stuck unprepared and have to leave a present in the neighbor’s yard. This is a quick and easy sewing project. This poop bag holder will fit most bags just fine and attaches to the leash so you always have it with you. I used some fun pet-themed print fabric, but you could also use whatever colors you wanted. I had enough scrap leftover from a previous project so I was able to make this for almost nothing. This would be a practical gift for your dog-owning friends. You could fill it with bags to complete the gift. Even if you decide to just make this for yourself, you’ll be sure to get several years out of it and it is cheaper to make than buying in-store.

Dog poop bag holder top photo

I ended up making a few of these to just stash in the vehicles as well for when we take the dogs to the park. You’ll only need a few sewing supplies and about 20 minutes of your time. Gather your supplies from the list below and let’s get started!

DIY Dog Poop Bag Holder

What You’ll Need:

Dog poop bag holder supplies

DIY Dog Poop Bag Holder

measure and cut fabric for DIY dog poop bag

The first step in this diy dog poop bag holder tutorial is to cut out your fabric. Normally I would recommend that you wash, dry, and press your fabric before starting, but it doesn’t really matter for this project because of the intended use. I’ll leave it up to you to decide. You will need (3) pieces that are 4″x3″ and (1) piece that is 3″x 6″.

fold and pin 1/4" on one short side

Now on one end of a 4-inch x 3-inch piece, the 3-inch side, fold it over by about 1/4 inch. Then, fold it over again by 1/4 inch and pin it in place. Do the same on another 4-inch x 3-inch piece.

sew down the folded end

Now on this diy dog poop bag sewing tutorial, it’s time to sew! Sew those folds down by sewing close to the inner folded edge. I had my sewing foot lined up with this edge of the folds.

fold fabric into a strip

From the long side of the 3-inch x 6-inch piece, fold it in half so the edges touch in the middle. Then, fold it again so those folds are on top of each other like the photo above. Pin the folds in place.

sew loop for DIY dog poop bag

Now on this diy dog poop bag sewing tutorial, sew down that piece using about 1/4 seam allowance from the folded sides.

find center

On the last 4-inch x 3-inch piece you need to find the center and mark it. I find the best way to do this is to fold it in half one way then the other to make an X mark in the center. Then push a pin through it so you can see that mark.

make center of DIY dog poop bag for opening

Use the marker to make about 1/2 inch to inch mark over the pin. Then you can remove the pin. This will be the slot we will make to pull the bags out of. We are about halfway through this diy dog poop bag holder sewing tutorial!

sew around making a buttonhole

If you have a buttonhole maker setting and foot for your machine, you can use it to go around the mark. If not, you can do as I did and just do a zig-zag stitch all the way around your mark. Just take your time and you’ll be fine.

rip open hole in center

Next on this diy dog poop bag sewing tutorial, use a seam ripper to carefully cut on the mark in the middle. Just be sure not to go through the stitching around it.

lay long piece over main DIY dog poop bag fabric piece

Lay the piece with the hole in it so that it is face-up. Then, fold the long piece you made earlier over it to make a loop and line it at the edge of one end of the piece with a hole.

layer pieces

Lay one of the other pieces to face down over those. You want the folded stitched end in the middle. Pin in place.

lay last piece with stitched end face down and pin

Then on this diy dog poop bag sewing tutorial, lay the last piece face down at the other end with the stitched end in the middle. Pin in place.

sew around DIY dog poop bag

Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew all the way around to stitch them all together. Be sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish. I ran over that loop end a few times to make sure it was secure.

trim off edges and turn right side out

Trim off any extra fabric around the edge with some scissors. Then use the opening, turn it all right side out.

finished DIY dog poop bag

And that’s it! Now you know how to make this DIY Dog Poop Bag Holder! Place a roll of bags inside tucking it through/under the overlapping pockets (kinda like a pillow sham) and push the end of the bag out the hole opening. This helps when you are pulling a bag out that only one bag comes all the way out at a time. We hope you enjoyed this fun pet project. If you have a dog, this sewing project is perfect for your next walk about the block.

Easy Sew Dog Poop Bag Holder Tutorial

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DIY Dog Poop Bag Holder

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This handy little sewing project makes walking your dog a little bit easier! It's a quick sew to hold your plastic dog poop bags. Super convenient for any dog owner.

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5.00

Instructions

  1. Cut the fabric to the sizes needed. You will need (3) pieces that are 4"x3" and (1) that is 3"x6".
  2. Now on one end of a 4x3 piece, the 3-inch side, fold it over by about 1/4 inch. Then fold it over again by 1/4 inch and pin it in place.
  3. Do the same on another 4x3 piece.
  4. Sew those folds down by sewing close to the inner folded edge.
  5. From the long side of the 3x6 piece, fold it in half so the edges touch in the middle. Then fold it again so those folds are on top of each other. Pin in place.
  6. Sew down that piece using about 1/4 seam allowance from the folded sides.
  7. On the last 4x3 piece you need to find the center and mark it. Then push a pin through it so you can see that mark.
  8. Use the marker to make about 1/2 inch to inch mark over the pin. Then you can remove the pin.
  9. If you have a buttonhole maker setting and foot for your machine you can use it to go around the mark. If not, you can do as I did and just do a zig-zag stitch all the way around your mark.
  10. Using the seam ripper, carefully cut on the mark in the middle. Just be sure not to go through the stitching.
  11. Lay the piece with the hole in it so that it is face-up. Then fold the long piece over to make a loop and line it at the edge of one end of the piece with a hole.
  12. Lay one of the other pieces to face down over those. You want the folded stitched end in the middle. Pin in place.
  13. Then lat the last piece face down at the other end with the stitched end in the middle. Pin in place.
  14. Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance sew all the way around to stitch them all together. Be sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish.
  15. Using the scissors trim off any extra fabric around the edge. Then use the opening, turn it all right side out.
  16. Place a roll of bags inside tucking it through/under the overlapping pockets (kinda like a pillow sham) and push the end of the bag out the hole opening.
  17. Enjoy!

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1 thought on “DIY Dog Poop Bag Holder”

  1. I’ve been sewing for 60 years and this wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve made. Directions aren’t the clearest. The loop making should have been easier, right sides facing wasn’t addressed either.

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