Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thanks so much for the sweet comments about the clothespin bags! To answer your questions, I just threw these bags together with no real plan. I got the idea by looking at the clothespin bags for sale in the Firefly Farm Shop at Homespun Living which is a favorite blog losted on my side bar. Her bags are gorgeous and mine don't even begin to compare with the ones she has for sale.
I was using a really old bag that a lady who lives down the road made about 10 or 15 years ago. It was made to look like a little girl's dress and you simply used a hanger to hang it. It was worn out.
In an effort not to spend any money on the bag, I used the above hanger that I had. Its not too wide and goes straight across. I used a piece of fabric the width of the hanger. You have to leave an opening at the top for the hanger to go through and a second piece of fabric to make the opening in the front. In order not to have ravels I hemmed the seams where the slits would be before sewing.
This is not too clear I know, but I don't have any measurements or pattern. I just cut and sewed, took out some seams, etc. until I had an acceptable bag. I would like to make more bags and write down the meaurements. Also I would like to embellish them with ric rac or bias tape like the ones at Homespun Living.
I doubled the fabric in the second bag in an effort to have it be more sturdy. I need to figure out how to line the next one.
I did a google search to see if there were instructions on line for making clothespin bags and found soume, but they were made differently and I really like the style I made.
Thanks for the comments!!!
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