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DIY Laundry Bag for Gym Clothes

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Ten days into the new year and I’ve been busy working on getting into better shape.  I go to the gym a few times a week and often after my exercise class I take my son swimming at the pool.  When I change out of my sweaty gym clothes I like to have a place to put them that won’t let them get all their smell and sweat onto my clean clothes for after the gym.

My solution?  I made a little laundry bag that I keep inside my bag.  Today I’m sharing my tutorial for it as well as a little about my other secret to dealing with sweaty gym clothes- Member’s Mark® Active Clean™ Scent Detergent from Sam’s Club.  Check out the Instant Savings Booklet to save $2.00 off right now!

To make the laundry bag you will need:

  • 1/2 yard of knit fabric (I workout in a tank and shorts so I made a small bag that fits my needs… if you want to make a bigger bag then adjust the dimensions)
  • 1/2 yard of ribbon
  • sewing machine, ballpoint needle, thread
  • pins
  • rotary cutting set or scissors

Step 1: Take your ribbon and fold one end over 1/2 inch.  Fold over 1/2 inch a second time.  Then sew the fold down.  Repeat for the other end of the ribbon.

Step 2: Wash, dry, and cut your fabric into a rectangle that measures 28 inches wide by 17 inches tall.

Step 3: Fold your ribbon in half and place it on the edge of your fabric about 5 inches down from the top.  Make sure the folded end of your ribbon is on the edge of your fabric.  Then fold the other edge of the fabric over on top of this edge.

Pin and sew along the bottom and the open side.  Use a zig zag stitch to allow for some stretch and sew about 1/2 inch from the edge.

Step 4: Fold the top edge down about 1/2 inch or so (I did a little more so that the top of my bag would line up perfectly with the stripe).  Pin and sew all the way around the top opening.

Step 5: Turn the bag right side out and you’re done!

Now, once I get home from the gym I grab my laundry bag out of my gym bag and empty it into the wash.  For my stinky gym clothes I like to use Member’s Mark Active Clean Detergent.

Member’s Mark Active Clean Detergent attacks tough stains and odors, which is perfect for exercise clothes.  I am loving the way my workout clothes smell!

All the Member’s Mark laundry formulas have been upgraded for even more stain fighting and whitening/brightening power, giving you you superior cleaning performance at an exceptionally great value.

I picked up my Member’s Mark Active Clean Detergent on a recent trip to Sam’s Club.  You can find it in the laundry detergent aisle.

And don’t forget!  Currently there is an Instant Savings of $2.00 off until 1/28/18.  Check out the Instant Savings Booklet for this and other great savings offers!

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Thursday 11th of January 2018

This is such a great idea! Your laundry bag is cute and so functional. When the bag gets too stinky, you can just toss in the wash with Member's Mark detergent. Brilliant! [client]


Thursday 11th of January 2018

Yup, I just toss the bag in to be washed along with my clothes.

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