Nut Milk BagTutorial
It absolutely insane what companies are charging for nylon mesh nut milk bags. I Nike Shoes wasn about to pay $11 plus shipping for a piece of serged nylon so I rummaged in my clothes to recycle bin and came up with the perfect item for recycling, a fine mesh 100% nylon vintage negligee robe. These can be had very cheaply at thrift stores and yard sales. Mine was free. I washed it in hot vinegar water to remove any detergent and oil residues and Nike Shoes then began my project.
First, draft a pattern. Draw a box 14.5 inches high by 13.5 inches wide.
Mark the center line along the height. Cut out the box and fold along the center and then along the width. Unfold. Mark a curve between the side center and bottom center folds. Cut. Your pattern is ready.
Cut two pieces from your nylon. I weighted the pattern down and used my rotary cutter because nylon likes to shift.
Serge alone the top of each piece to stabilize.
Then put the pieces together and serge along the outer edges, leaving the top serged area open.
If simple is ok for you then you can call your project done right now! I wanted to add a drawstring and to strengthen the bag by french seaming.
So, turn the bag inside out and use your sewing machine to encase the serged edge inside a 1/4 inch seam.
Now fold the top serged edge over 1/4 inch and then again 3/8 1/2 inch. Sew around the top, leaving a 3/8 inch gap to insert draw Nike Shoes string. This will remain so be sure you back stitched at the beginning and end of your top seam.
Use a safety pin to thread a length of nylon ribbon through the casing and out the hole again. Knot.