I hope to inspire and entertain you with a lot of sewing and a little of everything else!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Clothespin Bag for Christmas

This clothespin bag will be a Christmas gift for my Mom. She is really hard to shop for, because she has everything she needs. However, she loves the things I make her and I can usually come up with something that she couldn't buy herself. I got this idea in July when we were at my parents' vacation house. My Mom has a pulley clothesline to hang laundry and beach towels. I noticed that my Mom was storing her clothespins in a plastic grocery bag. Somehow I remembered that idea all this time!
This bag was made from so-called "stash" items. The fabric was purchased for about 50 cents at my Quilt Guild auction. I love the colonial houses and they look very much like the ones near my Mom's house! The wooden hanger was one of several in a grab bag from Michael's for $2. I had in mind the shape I wanted from some clothespin aprons I had seen. I drafted the pattern myself and the whole thing only took about 30 minutes to make. I'm really excited to give this to her, because I think she'll really like it! Would you like the pattern as a free download? Comment to let me know and maybe I'll post it!


Janice said...

I love your projects and the wallhanging you smagged at the gift swap. The clothespin bag is awesome! I know you said it was easy but your choice of fabrics just makes it so charming! My iwb store-bought ivory canvas bag will be retired as soon as I have time to make one. I would love your pattern when you get a chance. Thanks for the kind offer.

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

What a darling bag! I know the feeling, Moms are so hard to shop for. Yes, please post the pattern, it could be a candidate for Totally Tutorials!

Elisabeth Rose said...

I'm glad you girls like it! I will try to get this traced and turned into a PDF to share. If any of you know how to post it to share, I'd love to know!

Anonymous said...

Please, please post this pattern!! I have been looking for a clothes pin bag pattern forever!!

Sheila Mainous

Chere said...

Lisa, I love this bag and want, want, want the pattern! Can you see me on my knees begging :) Hugs, Chere

Natalie Meester said...

I'd love to have the free clothes pin bag...pretty please?