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Alternative Uses For a Clothespin Bag?

Old 04-23-2019, 06:31 AM
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Default Alternative Uses For a Clothespin Bag?

I made these clothespin bags to sell at our local quilt-show boutique to benefit our chapter. They took me as much time to construct as a baby quilt would have, and I think they are adorable.

I was hoping that they would sell for $25.00. If an item has not sold by the last day of the show, the volunteers arbitrarily reduce the price. I'd be really mad if they sold them for $5.00.

Since not everyone has a need for a clothespin holder, I'm trying to think of alternative uses to make people want to buy them. If I had a baby girl, I would hang one over the changing table to hold small items. It would make me smile to see one hanging in my pantry holding plastic grocery bags.... help me brainstorm for other uses.

Here is a link to the free Moda Bakeshop pattern in case you'd like to make one: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2015/01/clothespin-bag.html
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:35 AM
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I have one made like those! I use it to hold plastic shopping bags. It's hanging in my laundry room. When the grands were little I used it to hold Pampers. I can't think of any other use but I'm sure there are more.

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Old 04-23-2019, 07:00 AM
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Those are adorable!

I've seen them used for closet organizers for children - socks, underwear, hair ribbons, leggings, etc. They would be cute in a sewing room for small items.

Without too much alteration the dress could be made into a little sailor suit, overalls, etc. for little boys. Just put a small "v" in the bottom to make the skirt into shorts and then change the color and buttons.
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:56 AM
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Here is mine. For a little boy. It is full of plastic bags in this picture. The lady that gave it to me said her mother in law made it for her when her son was born in the late 50's. It certainly not a new pattern. Just new again. LOL
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I like to use a heavy duty plastic swivel hanger with my clothespin bag.
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Those are so adorable, Jenn!
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:46 AM
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They are so cute! I need to make a few!
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Way too cute. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the link to the pattern!
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:23 PM
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Very cute bags. I don't remember when I last had or used a clothespin. Funny how things that used to be necessities are no longer around much. But the bags are sweet and nostalgic (for those of us who remember clothespins) and there are several new uses for them. Maybe they can show them with some of the other uses at the boutique?
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That would be cute in my laundry room to hold the fabric softener dryer sheets.
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