Friday, July 29, 2011

Clothespin Holder

My poor clothespins have been languishing in a plastic store bag for several years, ever since the holder that I've had for more years than I can recall literally fell apart.  During one of my fabric buying trips to JoAnn Fabrics this spring, I picked up some fun fabric to make a new one. 

I used a McCall's pattern, #M6051, which contains a number of cute laundry room accessories, some of which would look great in other rooms of the house, too.

I made a couple of changes to the pattern.  First, I interfaced the lining fabric with Craft Bond to give the bag extra stability.  I chose the lining fabric because it was thinner than the outer fabric.  I also used packaged double fold bias tape because I still find making my own to be tedious. 

Now all we have to do is start hanging the laundry outside, instead of using the dryer.


LeeAnn from NC said...

Really cute, Ginny !

Heidi said...

I have one of these too Ginny. I made it a couple of years ago and have it hanging in my bedroom on the side of my cupboard. I now hang my washing on the inside of our new shower room so am really grateful that I made a pretty clothes peg bag then. Love your fabric for it!

Hugs from Holland ~