JULY 20TH, 2008 10:50PM PST 

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!

*Additional Links:

*The talented Rae whipped up a clothespin holder of her own design. I love the snaps!

*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!

*Not up to making your own? Check out both new and vintage bags on Etsy.

4 Responses to “Dollar Store Dish Cloth Clothespin Holder”

  1. Song Says:

    I am so guilty of leaving my clothes pegs out to rust (or worse, leaving them on the ground for the lawnmower to destroy) I may have to try this – as soon as it stops raining and I can use my clothes line again!

  2. Belle Says:

    I have been meaning to make something like this forever. Thanks for the easy idea.

  3. Rae Says:

    Thanks for linking to me! I love this awesome blog! I will be checking back more often for inspiration!

  4. adult friend Says:

    adult friend…

    Cool topic…I thought about your points and must say I agree with a lot of what you mentioned. I’m going to share your blog with my loyal readers. …

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