Thursday, June 24, 2010

LYAGY- Clothes Pin Holder

Well this week I whipped up something I've been needing for a while, a clothes pin holder. We live in an apartment but we have a nice little balcony and I bought a small clothing rack at Ikea. Anyway, since we cloth diaper our son and since this is after all the desert, I love to take advantage of the heat and sun to dry the diapers and even our clothes. It seriously dries so quickly! The only problem I've run into is that taking the pins off the line or moving them while I'm hanging seems to add time. So I whipped a little bag up this week to help me out.

I started by tracing a small salad plate to make the bottom onto some freezer paper. I cut out the circle, folded it in half and cut.

Next I cut the bottom out of the fabric.

Then for the sides of the bag I cut a piece for around the curve (13.5" long x 7" tall) and another for across the backside (about 9" long x 7" tall).

Then I sewed them together in side out. I folded down the top edge a little to hem that and then turned it right side out.

Next I constructed the straps by cutting out two strips about 6 inches long by 1 inch wide. I sewed them into a tube leaving one end open,

turned them inside out...

and gave them a final hem.

I sewed them onto the bag and attached some velcro to the straps.

Finally I put it to work as soon as it's done and it works perfectly!


  1. Saw you at the Weekend Wrap Up at TT&J...pretty and functional! Win-win!

  2. What a neat idea! Very cute!


  3. love it can remember my mother and her clothes pin holder it was a fixture that remains in the house even today thanks for sharing
    come see what I shared at

    1. Thanks for coming by! I use it a ton it's almost worn out and ready to be replaced. hehe

  4. Hi, Alex, Love wht you made and I'd love to have you share this at What to do Weekends Party also! It's a great little project for the weekend, isn't it? Best wishes, Linda

    1. Thanks Linda! I added your party to my party page and will be back each week to link up. Thanks for the invite!

  5. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. New Follower.


    1. Thanks Jody! Glad you liked it and thank you for following along, so glad to have you here!


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