Sunday, July 10, 2011

Clothespin Bag

In the spring, I installed a clothesline. 

I grew up in a house with a large suburban backyard that easily accommodated a 30 foot clothesline which was well used. 

Our home is urban and our backyard is only 18 feet wide.  I have been wanting to install a clothesline, but was having trouble finding something suitable.  I finally found a Minky  (which has the Royal Warrant!)  retractable clothesline at Canadian Tire. It is perfect for an urban backyard.  My husband likes his shirts air-dried and I find the girls' sundresses dry well on the line.  The girls have become very interested in the clothesline and enjoy hanging their own dresses up to dry.   

Given the girls' new interest in laundry, I thought it would be fun to stitch up a clothespin bag.  I used a pattern by the Tie Dye Diva. The fabric is Trefle Matryoshkas in Cream by Kokka.

Image via Minky

I also made a second for a housewarming gift.

Have a great week!
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20 comments:

  1. I miss having a clothesline...something I intend to remedy in our next home. I love your clothespin holder on a HANGER. So clever.

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  2. We have a retractable line too, but alas no royal warrant for us! Love your peg bags KJ, they look great fun and I'm not surprised the girls love them too.

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  3. Love your bags KJ! Especially the matryoshka fabric! And this reminded me of my grandma's bags. Almost identical to yours except hers were always in a flowery fabric...

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  4. this post brings back great memories for me! I need that clothes line! I am going to look in to this clothes line.

    I love the fabric you used.

    lea
    xo

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  5. the house that we purchased was built in 1954 & it came with a clothesline in the backyard ~ i really should use it more often, but i need to buy more clothespins !
    such adorable Russian nesting doll fabric you used for your clothespin bags :)

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  6. that is such a cute fabric! love matryoshka dolls!

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  7. That fabric looks great as a peg bag! We use our outside washing line all the time..there is nothing like the smell of washing dried in the wind and sunshine!

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  8. Those are so cute! I wish I had a bag like that when I had a clothesline!
    Hope you had a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  9. Chris and I were just talking about installing a clothesline on our deck to help dry clothes and give us some additional privacy from our neighbors. Your clothespin bags are simply adorable. The fabric is just lovely.

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  10. Stinking cute. LOVE that fabric! Congrats on your clothesline. I'd be lost without mine!

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  11. love your clothes pin bag!
    vivian

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  12. Fantastic work KJ! I have been longing for a clothesline - I will have to see if I can find one like yours! Does it just attach at either end of your fence or do you have something free-standing to attach it to?

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  13. Thanks for the kind feedback re our clothespin bag. Sarah, I attached the base of our clothes line to our fence and because it is retractable you need somewhere else to put the hook to fix the line to when extended (I used the other fence, but you could even use a tree with a large trunk or a shed or perhaps a pole.)

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  14. We have a clothesline, but I never use it (except to dry the Slip & Slide :) I love this clothespin bag (and the fabric). I had one, but the squirrels shredded it. I might have to try this.

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  15. Absolutely the perfect fabric for a clothespin bag...adorable!!

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  16. This reminds me of the clothes pin bag that my grandmother used when inwas a child. I love the colorful fabric that you used and think it's great that you use a clothesline. Things dried outdoors smell so good.

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  17. Darling clothespin bag! love the fabric you used. I need to make one for my line- I just keep the pins on the line which makes for a short life span

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  18. Completely adorable! Here in Phoenix my clothes are dry in less than 30 minutes! :)

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  19. This is such a cute project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
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  20. Thank you for linking to my PDF pattern! This pattern was based on my grandmother's peg bag, with a few little improvements to design. I'm so glad you like it, I love it in that fabric!

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