Cleaning & Organizing Storage & Organization Pretty Plastic Bag Organizer By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 20, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email Plastic bags seem to multiply, even if you try to take fewer of them from stores. Make sure you reuse them; its easy when they're in a handy holder that matches your kitchen decor. What You'll Need Materials 15-inch-wide dish towel (ours has a 1/2-inch hem) Pins and scissors 10-inch strip of 3/4-inch twill tape 7 1/2-inch strip of 1/4-inch elastic 1 1/2-inch safety pin Instructions Fold dish towel in half lengthwise, wrong side out; pin along the edge that's opposite the fold. Pin twill-tape ends to one open end to form hanger. Sew a seam 7 inches from the folded edge to make a tube. Stitch twill tape in place. Thread elastic through the towel's existing hem: Snip one small slit in the towel's hem. Flip tube over and repeat, making a second slit. Tie a large knot at one end of elastic; attach safety pin to other end. Slide safety pin through 1 slit, and ease through hem and out other slit. Tie elastic ends to gather. Turn bag right side out. Snip line.