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Thread: Alternative Uses For a Clothespin Bag?

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I think you can use them to hold small toys for kids. My daughters loved the little toys from McDonald's. It would be a nice place to keep them. The other thing you could do is hang them on the back of a front seat in the car. I have these wonderful little hangers I got from QVC (High Road Car Hook Seat Hangers) and they would work for other things in the car you want to be able to grab quickly and not keep in a purse.
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    All are very pretty. No ideas on what to use them for.
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    Very, very cute! I like the idea of using them in a baby's room to store the diapers ... The clean ones, of course!!

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    I would leave maybe a 3" opening in the middle of the bottom seam; that way you could pull out the plastic shopping bags from the bottom. Stuff them in the top after the grocery store, pull one out of the bottom to take lunch to work with you. =)

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    LOL, you could hide candy in there in the laundry room!
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    These are so cute. I use an old Clorox bottle. Cut a small piece out of the handle to go over the clothes line. Cut a large hole out of the opposite side to put the clothes pins in. My ol’e Clorox pin holder is about to fall apart. Have had it for years and years.

    I am the only one in my neighborhood that still has a clothes line. Sometimes my neighbor will ask if she can borrow it. Hahaha. When everyone was removing their clothes lines and trash burners (outlawed individual households burning trash in their back yards) , I told my husband. “No Way are you removing my clothes line!!!” I use it all the time!!!!

    In Colorado you can hang your clothes out, (during the winter) let it freeze, leave it in the sun all day, then bring it in and let it sit for a short time, then fold it and put it away. Love living here!!
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    These are adorable! They'd be cute in a nursery even if not used to hold anything, just as art!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppquilter View Post
    LOL, you could hide candy in there in the laundry room!
    Fantastic idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppquilter View Post
    LOL, you could hide candy in there in the laundry room!
    Or the sewing room!
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    Jenn, thanks for the pattern info. I need one for clothespins.
    Yours are adorable!

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    I too am probably the only one to still hang clothes out on the line. I was thinking you could use it for small rolls of stabiliizer in the sewing room. Pampers for babies what about 'depends' for seniors! lol

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    A friend of mine gave me one and I use it to keep extra money in and hang it in the closet between your clothes, no one would think of looking for money there.

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    They are adorable.

    They would look really cute holding blocks or crayons, or even little girls brushes and bows etc. Even any of the small toys that little girls collect like Disney Princesses, Hatchamals.

    Or what about in the car. For all the little kiddo's small toys. My daughter has 3 children. 2 of those would be great to hold my granddaughters small toys and what not. Their brother is 6 so they sit at a lot of football and baseball games. So, would make it handy to grab one of those small bags to keep them occupied on a blanket.

    I made these for my grands. But, they would probably sell great. http://tonicoward.blogspot.com/2010/...-tutorial.html They use them for toting their toys around.



    There is only 1 finished in the photo. The one with the draw string. Must have forgotten to take any of the finished bags. lol

    Wouldn't they be great at a baby shower filled with little things they need.

    I see, you just need to lead people into the right direction on other uses.

    Good luck, I hope they sell. You have a lot more money and time tied into these to sell for $5.

    So many uses, so little space to share.
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    I would hang it in the pantry use it for plastic bags. Hang it in my sewing room for a scrap bag as I cut. Hang it in my office to throw in all the charger cables for my devices, I can never find them! Many gated neighborhoods, 55 plus and newer communities all have HOA's and rules that do not allow clotheslines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwilder View Post
    I would hang it in the pantry use it for plastic bags. Hang it in my sewing room for a scrap bag as I cut. Hang it in my office to throw in all the charger cables for my devices, I can never find them! Many gated neighborhoods, 55 plus and newer communities all have HOA's and rules that do not allow clotheslines.
    Love the idea of putting in charging cords. I didn't think of that. But, I have a perfect spot to hang one in my laundry room (off the kitchen) with the extra cords.
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