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20 Minute Clothespin Bag

By: Kerry Lynn for Live.Craft.Learn
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If you have 20 minutes you can make this handy sewing project. Use the 20 Minute Clothespin Bag to hold your mail, car trash or of course, clothespins. Transform a white clothespin bag into something much prettier.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

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I love this project although I don't have a clothes line. I would use this bag for storage of printed kniiting patterns and magazines in my sewing closet.

I wanted a simple, from scratch, pattern for a clothespin bag....not a makeover.

I made mine from a big peice of scrap cloth that I had for years.I did mine based on a wire hanger.And I added an overlapto the front to place clothes pins on to grab in a hurry. I can keep some pinned to the flap which is sewed down tothe front o each of the sides I ued a 1/4 inch seem allowance to do all my seems.I cut a split in the top and sewed it to keep it from ravling out.Kind of like a extra large botton hole. Then I put the seems to the inside by turning it and inserted the hanger then I filled it with clothes pinsand pined some to that outside flap that I sewed down and voila. A hand made from scratch clothes pin bag.

I took a clothes hanger,traced around the top (shoulders)and corners onto heavy fabric (used denim from back of pants legs)cut oput 2 pieces as long as I wanted, adding 1/2" seam allowance; sewed sides from about 2" from top, around to about 2 inches from middle. Cut a hole in one side, faced it with bias tape, poked hanger thru the hole left in top of bag, added clothes pins; hangs on clothes line and easy to reach into!!! Easy to carry into house when done!

cute, but I was expecting instructions on how to make one from scratch, not on how to re-do a ready-made one.

love this it is simple and that is the best kind


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