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:
A Sewing Machine
UPDATE: We have a second video that explains a few more better ideas regarding the threading and those nasty flaps.
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Thank you for the skills sharing. Much love.
What kind of fabrics ..?
Any Amazon link for the materials?
Thanks for this. Very nice, and you’re succinct and charming.
Maybe sewing machine in wrong setting? Seams you used a decorative stitch?
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!
Then to transplant out of the material pots you cut down the sides with scissors?
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!
That’s cool. Now if only I had a sewing machine and the time.
why not just a straight stitch on the top edge?
Great! So easy.
Can u help with measurements for a 7 gallon bag to make?
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
You don’t need drainage holes?
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
is this woven material?
Thanks, I found in your personality
Does this fabric have any plastic in it? And if so, would plastic chemicals leach into plants?
I’m here cuz Larry said say hey
Toooooooooooooooooo slowwwwww stitching
Thank you. I’ve made a few.
I done with my second roll….Need…. more…..
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!
thanks Nigel, well done, dont you need a handle for the bag ? and whats the material of the bag you said please?
Did you make this video for fame or fortune?
Great tutorial, thanks
HEY! THANKS FOR SHARING!!
06:42 Thanks for showing how to make a bottom.
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.
Thank you Nigel ! Great !!
I like your homemade pots. Imma try it
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.
what type of glue did you use, and did it hold up for more than one year?
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.
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!!
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!
Do you mainly do this for cost or to improve the quality? Or was it really all about custom sizes?
What size rectangle did you cut and would you say this pot is quart size?
What is the febric name?
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.
which Material is used for grow bag?
Where did buy grow bag material
Thanks Nidel, you are a go getter! Cool and make it happen starter!. I’ll try this, too.
Thank you! What kind of Janome do you use and is it heavy duty?