A clothespin bag
Ihave been seeing the cute clothespin bags around on the internet and decided I would like to have one for m lululemon outlet yself, except I want to use it for my delicates. You know, the unmentionable clothing you don want to just throw in the wash with your other garments. Anyhoo, I was telling my sister about it and she decided I should make her one also, except it is a clothespin bag. Here is a step by step guide to making your own.1. Find a sister who feels sorry for you because you can afford to purchase antique wooden hangers. Cry on her shoulders and then she will surprise you with a package of hangers in the mail. You can use any hanger, but I like the old wooden kind because they are curved nicely, do not have a neck at the hook, and there is no bar across the bottom.2. You need: 1/2 yard or so (I really didn measure) of cute material and a 1/2 yard of contrasting material. I used cotton. A package of 1/2 wide double bias tape. Thread, sewing machine, the usual. Now this is where I pretend I am an expert at sewing and know exactly what I am doing. You can pretend right along with me. :D3. Measure your hanger and cut your fabric (both outside and lining) to the width of the hanger plus and inch for the seam. Cut length to 19 You need outside pieces and two lining pieces. My outside piece is o lululemon outlet f ladies and the ins lululemon outlet ide is red polka dot. Trim the top of the materials to the curve of the hanger. You need to leave some space for the seam.4. Next cut a 7 circle from some paper at a template. I used a dessert dinner dish to make my circle. I cut it in a tear drop. See picture below. Place one outside fabric and one lining fabric back to back. This is the front of the bag. You need to cut straight down from the top to the teardrop. This leaves an opening for the hanger. Do not cut the back (the other two pieces).5. Here you can see the circle is cut out and I folded the material back so you can see the lining.6. Place the lining pieces face to face and sew all the way around, but do not sew the circle. Do the same for the front pieces. Snip corners, so the corners will be straight when you turn the front pieces inside out. Now turn just the front pieces (the ladies), so that the ladies are showing.7. Now comes the hard part. Stuff the lining down into the front through the hole. Poke out all the corners to make them look nice. Make the circles match up. Pin and then sew the circles together. Help later when you add the bias tape. :)8. Measure the hole and cut your bias tape to that size. If you gently shape the bias tape around the circle, while ironing the tape, it will keep that shape and make it easier to sew. Pin the bias tape on and then sew all around, making sure you are sewing together the tape, front piece, and lining.9. Here is what the very top part looks like. This is where the hook of the hanger will go.10. You are almost finished. Insert the wooden hanger and pray to the good Lord above that it will fit. I haven quite finished with it. I really don like how the fabric comes together at the hook, so I am going to sew a huge black button there. I think it will look cute. After that, this one is going to my sister. Mine will look exactly like this one, but will be different. LOLI hope you have enjoyed this little sewing show. It may not happen again. I do not sew well and make lots of mistakes, b lululemon outlet ut I do enjoy doing it once in a while. :)Updated to add: these instructions come from a book I checked out of the library. I have no idea what book it was.I must first say I do like your bag very much and the tutorial.I have a question or am I missing something (not understanding it). I made a full circle by tracing around a dish for the opening. Now, comes the hard part. You say to sew the lining together and then the main piece tog. Join them by putting the lining inside the main piece. This is where my problem is. I have no opening for the hanger to go through. Is something missing in the instructions step 6 or am not understanding something.Thanks for the pattern! I made it last night Instead of cutting all the way up to the hanger, I just left the top unsewn and then slipstitched the pieces down once I was finished. It eliminated the opening area around the hook that you said you didn like. Plus, I made a strip of fabric from my lining print and used it to go around the opening, instead of bias tape. I then satin stitched it to the bag it looks really neat. Only problem I didn make the strip long enough, so I made a bow out of the lining material and sewed that to the bag to hide the space. All in all, I really pleased with my bag, and I think it too pretty to hang outside! I going to use it to store lingerie:) Thanks for the inspiration!!!yeah, I am glad you enjoyed it. I wish I could see a picture.I must first say I do like your bag very much and the tutorial.I have a question or am I missing something (not understanding it). I made a full circle by tracing around a dish for the opening. Now, comes the hard part. You say to sew the lining together and then the main piece tog. Join them by putting the lining inside the main piece. This is where my problem is. I have no opening for the hanger to go through. Is something missing in the instructions step 6 or am not understanding something.I making this today for a whiny sister who lives a few states away (she claims she can find a clothespin bag anywhere). My only suggestion is to not attempt cutting the top hanger shape freehand all the way around. I cut one side, then folded all layers, matched edges and trimmed the other side. I also moved my circle down a bit to leave the top area at the hanger intact. I realize this has been posted for some time and I hope you have continued to sew for your whiny sister. Seems I do more sewing projects for family members than I do for myself. Thanks for this easy instruction post.