For clothesline weather!

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The other day I sent one of the kids out into the sunshine to hang out a load of laundry, and saw that our clothesline stash was getting low. I had some new clothespins in the cupboard. But before I sent them all into the great outdoors to be dropped, kicked into the corners, or dog-chewed, I decided to do something I’ve been wanting to do for years: make a clothespin bag.


Since these days my source of all crafting inspiration is Pinterest, I did a quick search and came up with the above exceedingly simple bag made with a place mat and a clothes hanger. Five minutes later, I had my own clothespin bag. Could this be any easier? I think not.

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  1. Great idea and even easy enough for me the sewing-machine phobic!

  2. I had thought about making one a few years ago, but then decided that using an ice cream bucket was just as easy.

  3. Jennifer says:

    We live in Australia so hang our clothes year-round. I’ve never found a clothespin holder I like, but your’s is adorable. My mom gets here in three days for a visit – I think I need her to make me one (I can’t remember how to thread my sewing machine, let alone actually use it, pathetic).

  4. I have a clothespin bag that hangs around my neck. Convenient, but heavy and irritating. This looks like a better solution. Thanks for the idea!

  5. Made some years ago that can be easily taken apart (used buttons) and washed. I asked each person I was going to make one for to give me a favorite shirt of theirs for a gift I was making for them. They love them.

  6. I NEED that!!! I have wanted and needed a clothespin bag for two years, but couldn’t figure out how to make one with my limited sewing skills. However, I am pretty sure I can do THIS! Thanks for sharing!

  7. My husband just built me a clothesline and I have been googling clothes pin holders. This one is so easy to make. I know what I will be doing tomorrow!
    Thanks for sharing