Today's project was inspired by my inability to remember to bring the clothespins back inside after hanging out my laundry. After I had left my millionth bunch of clothespins outside to rust, I decided I needed a bag to take carry them easily from the house to the line. I love that this project is so simple. It took me about twenty minutes from start to finish-and I have NO sewing skills. Anyone can do it!
For this project you'll need a hanger, a dish towel (Dollar Store!), and something to sew it up with.I really wanted a wire hanger for this project but couldn't find one anywhere. Doesn't a wire hanger and red-checked dish cloth just look like something that should hold clothespins?
*Lay your towel out to determine the size of your bag. I folded the sides of mine in quite a bit which gave me a narrower bag. If you would like a wide bag, don't fold the sides as much. You might even not want to fold them in at all.
*Lay your hanger onto your towel. Fold one end of the towel over your hanger. This is where you'll sew it to attach your bag to the hanger. You'll be bringing up the opposite side of the towel and sewing up the sides to create the bag. Adjust the fold and the hanger until you get the size you want.
*Sew it up! First sew the towel just under the hanger to keep the two pieces together. Next sew any other hems (if you folded the towel). Finally sew up the sides. You're done! Use a machine or hand-stitch. I used red embroidery floss and did it by hand.
*You're done! The hanger will allow you to easily attach the bag to your clothesline. No more picking pins up off the ground. And when you're done, bring the bag in-no more rusted pins!
Ready for action!
*Thrifty Fun shows how to turn a thrifted toddler's dress into a clothespin holder. Such a cute idea for old baby clothes!
*Any old sweaters laying around? Mimulus7 created a darling clothespin holder by felting a spare sweater.
*I love that Flickr user MariaSews lined her bag in canvas. Great idea!