How To Make An Easy Grow Bag in 5 Minutes

How To Make An Easy Grow Bag in 5 Minutes

I really wanted to make customized grow bags to fit my gardening needs. I decided to jump in and learn to how make my own type that looked great and was easy to make.

Materials needed are:
Landscaping material
Glue Gun
A Sewing Machine
A Chopstick

UPDATE: We have a second video that explains a few more better ideas regarding the threading and those nasty flaps.

Also there’s a new video we have about making your own potato grow bags found here:

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  1. egopat15 on June 17, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Thank you for the skills sharing. Much love.

  2. Anton Koptiuk on June 17, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Nice job.

  3. ida syafyan on June 17, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    What kind of fabrics ..?

  4. Saji Chirayil on June 17, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Any Amazon link for the materials?

  5. Wendy Crawford on June 17, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks for this. Very nice, and you’re succinct and charming.

  6. Linda Hernandez on June 17, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Maybe sewing machine in wrong setting? Seams you used a decorative stitch?

  7. Susan Bondurant on June 17, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Hey Nigel, what is the point of the shiny side out? It seems in your video that you are making the shiny side inside. Every time you point and call it non-shiny, I gotta tell you, it looks like the opposite of what you are saying. Please clarify the need for shiny in/out. Thank you! IK,R? Lefties get it all over the place! High five leftie!

  8. g suitter on June 17, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Then to transplant out of the material pots you cut down the sides with scissors?

  9. Amy Hainsworth on June 17, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    How have I never thought of bull clips instead of pins!!! Brilliant!!!

    But would this material be strong enough to keep the shape if I hung them? I was thinking I could put in metal eyelets and hang them vertically to cover a small wall on my balcony, but not sure if the bag would keep the shape!

  10. sweetiepienumber1 on June 17, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    That’s cool. Now if only I had a sewing machine and the time.

  11. John Sandiford on June 17, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    why not just a straight stitch on the top edge?

  12. Arlene Poirier on June 17, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Great! So easy.

  13. manitoulin420 on June 17, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Can u help with measurements for a 7 gallon bag to make?

  14. Fred McLaughlin on June 17, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    A simple easy crafty way for me to mass produce copies for my own as well as for my family, friends, and neighbors uses. Ingenious! In Africa they repurpose burlap rice bags with organic waste and compost in the bottom. Thanks for the idea

  15. Truck Driver 101 on June 17, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    You don’t need drainage holes?

  16. Michele J on June 17, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    I get the left handed problem! Toll booths are one of the only left handed friendly things out there…as long as u don’t live in Australia or UK

  17. Yogesh Bhardwaj on June 17, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Nice brother

  18. abhijit munje on June 17, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    is this woven material?

  19. palmtreeleebythesea on June 17, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks, I found in your personality

  20. Nana Jan on June 17, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Does this fabric have any plastic in it? And if so, would plastic chemicals leach into plants?

  21. Jordan James on June 17, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I’m here cuz Larry said say hey

  22. ss on June 17, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Toooooooooooooooooo slowwwwww stitching

  23. Mary Lazer on June 17, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Thank you. I’ve made a few.

  24. hi on June 17, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    I done with my second roll….Need…. more…..

  25. Christian Pitschl on June 17, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Great video! I’m completely new to air pruning and just wanted to know how dry the air outside the grow bag has to be for the roots to be pruned. Would it work indoors with my tropical plants and a humidity of about 55%? Thanks!

  26. ShanVentures on June 17, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    thanks Nigel, well done, dont you need a handle for the bag ? and whats the material of the bag you said please?

  27. rjx757 on June 17, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Did you make this video for fame or fortune?

  28. Freddie Ivory on June 17, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Great tutorial, thanks

  29. Zoishe on June 17, 2021 at 7:52 pm


  30. inyazserg Sergey Larin on June 17, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    06:42 Thanks for showing how to make a bottom.

  31. Linda DeChow on June 17, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    This is great, thank you. You know I think a french seam would be great for this. Just first sew the side wrong sides together, flip it over and sew it again right sides together which would encase the raw edges inside. It would be fast, easy and very durable. I know yours is just great as is, too. Do you know if anyone has any luck using just plain denim fabric for these? I also wonder if a waterproofing spray would work for the denim. Just a tip from a lifetime crafter, use a glue gun to anchor the bottom fold, and also use a fabric glue for added waterproofing. I just have an awful lot of really good denim and this would be a great use for it. Thanks, I"m definitely going to make these, it will save me a lot of money.

  32. Pierre Knoesen on June 17, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Thank you Nigel ! Great !!

  33. Son New on June 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    I like your homemade pots. Imma try it

  34. Joyce Weaver on June 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    great job suggestion turn the top under after you sew the sides. This will catch the seam and make it stronger and only use outdoor thread. Also the way you showed to do the points you need to turn bag right side in and then stitch across the triangle , line seam up in the middle and measure down and then draw a line across, turn bag back to outside and you are done.

  35. Z Man on June 17, 2021 at 8:01 pm


  36. C McB on June 17, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    what type of glue did you use, and did it hold up for more than one year?

  37. Chefjjdecker on June 17, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Or use car oil drain pan as saucer. $1 laundry basket and landscaping fabric. Haha I just heard you mention larry hall. Seen him do 5 gal buckets and walmart bags in Kid’s pool.

  38. Carmen Maria Linne on June 17, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    WOW between you and Larry we are learning EVERYTHING! AND your idea for making this is awesome because I now intend to use the method using any cute fabric I have to make TOTE Bags and add handles! Could even add a cardboard covered base or vinyl inside on the bottom, for heavy use. Thanks!!

  39. nywvblue on June 17, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Awesome! I’m adding a velcro loop at the top to secure them to my cattle panel arbor, away from critters but able to benefit from the weather. Can’t wait to try out this new way of maturing seedlings!

  40. Circle on June 17, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Do you mainly do this for cost or to improve the quality? Or was it really all about custom sizes?

  41. Sage Preaumx on June 17, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    What size rectangle did you cut and would you say this pot is quart size?

  42. Susette Mukes on June 17, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Really nice

  43. M Mansha Tariq on June 17, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    What is the febric name?

  44. aurora on June 17, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    thank you so much this video is so helpful. i know it’s been years since this has been posted but i just started growing a bunch of plants. i’m going to up cycle some clothes i was going to donate to make these for my potato plants and other plants. THANK YOU.

  45. jitender verma on June 17, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    which Material is used for grow bag?

  46. Stephen Antonicelli on June 17, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Where did buy grow bag material

  47. 1947dhammond on June 17, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks Nidel, you are a go getter! Cool and make it happen starter!. I’ll try this, too.

  48. Frances B on June 17, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you! What kind of Janome do you use and is it heavy duty?