Clothespin Bag Tutorial

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.

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Supplies:

Dropcloth fabric

red and white gingham fabric

sewing machine and thread

rotary cutter, mat and straight cut

2 eyelets

needle nose pliers

iron

old Wal-mart clothespin bag

yellow flocked heat transfer

Silhouette machine

1. Cut your drop cloth fabric to   13” x 24”.   Cut your gingham fabric to 7” x 24”.

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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.

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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.

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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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before and after clothespin bag

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Comments

  1. How pretty! I need to make myself one of these since I am starting to use the clothesline at our new location now.

  2. Very cute. Love the play on words. :) Much, much better than the WM version!

  3. So clever! I love the Pin Up girl saying!!

  4. I love the play on words too, plus it’s just cute! :)

  5. OH my goodness this is adorable! Nice job :)

  6. This is super-cute! The grammar nerd in me loves the pun. I’m pinning this for future inspiration. :D

  7. This is so clever! I’m not a very “crafty” type of gal but I must tell I can’t wait to make this. Thanks for the post and the great instructions! :D

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