My mom had an old, ripped clothespin bag from Wal-mart that didn’t last very long. She asked if I could revamp it for her. So I used the old bag as a template and created a tongue-in-cheek “pin up girl” bag to house her clothespins.
red and white gingham fabric
sewing machine and thread
rotary cutter, mat and straight cut
needle nose pliers
old Wal-mart clothespin bag
yellow flocked heat transfer
1. Cut your drop cloth fabric to 13” x 24”. Cut your gingham fabric to 7” x 24”.
2. With right sides together pin and sew your gingham fabric to the top of the dropcloth fabric 2.5” from the edge. Fold it over and then iron under 1/4” and fold it in half to create a band around the top. This also gives it some more stability for the eyelets. Top stitch the band.
3. Pin the sides of the drop cloth together and sew. Then sew your bottom shut.
4. Using your old bag as a template adhere eyelets in place for the wire holder. Then using some needle nose pliers attach the wire from the old bag onto the new one.
5. I used Arial font to design “pin up girl” and then cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo. Then I ironed it in place with a press cloth and removed the plastic transfer sheet.
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