Sunday, June 30, 2019

How to Make a Clothespin Bag

Hi Friends,

I hope your summer is off to a great start.

We are enjoying some time just hanging out at home.
 
When the weather gets warm, I like to use my clothesline.
 
 
I usually keep my clothespins in a basket, but it doesn't work very well.
 
 
I have been looking for a pattern to make a new clothespin bag,
 
 
 most of the ones I find look like tiny dresses.....so I got the idea to just

use a thrifted baby dress instead of using new fabric-
 
 
I found this tiny dress for .99 at the thrift store.
 
 
 
Wouldn't it be so sweet to use a special dress from your child or grandchild !


 
First, I removed the buttons.
 
 
 
 
Folded and pinned the front opening. 
 
The neck area needs to be big enough for your hands
 
to be able to get to the clothespins easily.
 



 
 
An inside look
 


 
 
 
Stitched all the way around front and neck.
 
 
 
 
 

Top stitched sleeves closed.
 
If you are using a wire hanger you can leave the arm holes open.
 





 
 
Top stitched front to bottom,  then top stitched across the base of skirt.
 
Hand stitched the two buttons.
 


 
 
 
I added one of my hangers from my collection.

 
 
 
About 15 years ago, I volunteered at a Women's Crisis Center that provided
 
clothing and toys to families in our area.
 
 One day they decided to change all the hangers to the tubular type.
 
 They throw these in the trash and I asked if I could have them.
 

 
I love these old hangers.
 
Most are nursery rhymes. There's Humpty Dumpty,
 
The Cow jumped over the Moon, Lambs and Piggies, and Carousel Horses.
 
My favorites are the Chickens and Baby Ducks.
 
 
 
 
I use some hangers to display doll clothes made by my Great Aunt
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here it is filled with clothespins.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It will work just fine!
 
 
For some reason I just love laundry related items...I don't have a laundry room,
 
 
I have a little area in the garage where I have my collection.
 
 
 
 

My vintage retractable clothesline works great and it's used everyday !
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you for visiting me today!
 
I hope you have a wonderful week.
 
Come back anytime!
 
xo Lisa S
 


 

32 comments:

  1. This brings back treasured memories. I remember pinning clothes to the line and my grandma had a clothespin bag.

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    1. Amy
      Good memories! My grandma taught me how to be thrifty. I still follow her ideas. xo Lisa S

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  2. What a cute idea for clothespins! My laundry room needs one of these and I saved one of my daughter's childhood dresses that would be perfect for this.

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    1. Marie
      Thank you so much! I am so glad if I inspired you.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. What a fun upcycle!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  4. Thanks for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 2! Shared ♥

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  5. What a fun idea for storing clothespins. Thanks for the detailed tutorial. And thanks so much for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home. --Jennifer

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    1. Jennifer
      Thanks for hosting my AZ friend !
      I'm glad you stopped by- xo Lisa S

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  6. What a darling clothespin bag! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks, you are so sweet!
      I always look forward to your parties.
      xo Lisa S

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  7. This is cute! I love the idea of using a special outfit that doesn't fit anymore :)

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    1. Hi DIY Mommy
      It's nice to meet you! I am a huge fan of everything you do. Thanks for visiting. xo Lisa S

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  8. Such a cute idea. I remember going to my grandma's and watching her hang clothes with a bag similar to that, but not nearly as cute. - Margy

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    1. Thanks Margy! That's a great memory.
      My line is short but great for bathing suits and small loads of wash. xo Lisa S

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  9. What a lovely peg bag, Lisa. I've made a couple from women's shirts, but yours is much, much prettier. Great job.

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    1. Pam
      That's so sweet! The toddler size fits my needs. I love your idea too. xo Lisa S

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  10. Super cute idea, Lisa! Great upcycling, too!

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    1. Julie
      Thank you for the kind comment:)
      Have a great week!
      xo Lisa S

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  11. Lisa,
    I love this project. I have made a few of these myself. I keep my clothespins in mine too and use it everyday. We are such kindred spirits. I love all of your linens hanging on the rack.
    Congrats, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things. https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/07/thursday-favorite-things_11.html
    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev
      How fun...we have so much in common!
      Thank you so much for your friendship and for the feature! xo Lisa S

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  12. This is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  13. Lisa, that project is totally adorable.
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your re purposed baby clothespin bag at tonight's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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  14. What a great shortcut idea!! I just use a cloth tote bag-- I may try this out. Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend. I'll be featuring you today!

    Liberty @ B4andAfters.com

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    1. Liberty!
      Thanks for the sweet comment! It was so easy and it's working out great. Thanks for the party and the feature!
      I am so grateful. xo Lisa S

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  15. Such an adorable upcycle! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!

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  16. What a great idea; I'll have to look for a cute dress next time I am thrifting! Being lazy, I leave my pins on the line and bring them in in the winter for my cellar clothesline (next to the hot air furnace where a duct comes off!). They have lasted 30+ years! The new plastic ones don't!

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    1. Kathy
      I'm so sorry, I lost track of a whole bunch of comments.
      I appreciate your visit! Let me know if you make a clothes pin bag. I think a tiny pair of overalls would be darling.
      xo Lisa S

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