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    Christmas gift

    While shopping at a flea market, a friend expressed interest in a clothespin bag but didn't buy it. I found a pattern for one here http://madewithlovebyhannah.com/WordPress/?p=136 and had some polyester fabric I didn't want, so this is the result.

    I changed the pattern a little bit and used fabric/things that I had, and some things I did didn't work out too well. I lined the fabric (cut out two pieces of each pattern piece) and did French seams. I should have clipped the curves before finishing the last seam and maybe I wouldn't have the puckering around the curves. Also, I added the binding to the neckline before sewing together. I had to re-do the neck binding in the back because there was too much bulk when sewing it all together.

    IF I ever make another one (I don't know too many people who still hang out their clothes), I think I would enlarge the pattern a little bit so that it fit a regular sized wooden hanger. The hanger for this pattern needs to be 13.5 inches across and a regular wooden hanger is about 16 inches.
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    That is cute !!
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    Very cute! Bring it to the dollar store and see if they have a wooden hanger you can cut off.

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    That is super cute! You're right. I don't know many people who hang out clothes anymore either. I couldn't do it here - the birds would wreck them!
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    Very cute!!! Wish I had an outdoor clothesline--miss that fresh air smell on clothes!

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    That is too cute! Wish I still had a clothesline to hang my sheets and pillowcases...nothing smells fresher than air and sun dried linens!

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    Very cute.
    I still hang my clothes out year around and I live in Pennsylvania.
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    You did a great job. It is adorable.
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    I love hanging my clothes out! That is adorable! Thanks for the link.
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    I love that - it reminds me of my granny - she always hung her clothes out and I loved her cute clothes pin bags - she had a couple of different ones that she made.

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    It's adorable..... I might have to make one of these for myself. I hang clothes out on the line often.
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    This is so cute. I hang all my dress clothes in the washroom and get to use my pin bag often.

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    I just love it I to still hang my bed covers out

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    That is so cute! How can you wait until Christmas to give it to her?

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    That is very cute! I still hang clothes out year round, but I use an ice cream bucket. May have to make me one of those!!

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    Just darling. I miss my large clothesline-have a small one on back deck. Loved hanging clothes out.
    This too shall pass.
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    I have a similar pattern, but it is used to put stockings in, or fine scarfs. They have many uses, your ideas are the only limit.

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    I love hanging out my blankets, bedspreads, sheets, etc., especially in the spring and summer. And pillows - they smell so great after hanging outside. I will sometimes put the different articles in the dryer for a final "fluff" but it sure can save on power!

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    How clever are you? I love your creation.
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    Thanks for the memories - I am sure both my grandmothers used these. I think I will have to make one for me.

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    Oh gosh. I remember the clothespin holders on our clothesline so well. This one is adorable.

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    SO cute ! I used to have one of these - as did all the women in my family. I still look outside and sigh on sunny days and wish i had a clothes line to hang the linens out. They always smelled like sunshine afterward.
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    Maybe a child size hanger would work with this - it's gorgeous!

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    OH how very cute !! I may have to make that for my "solar dryer" aka a clothes line ! (many of the HOA's are now letting you have a solar dryer to save on electrical usage in the area. Thank goodness I live in an unincorporated area and have one! ..LOL)
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    Thats adorable...I hang out my clothes...love bringing the outdoor smell indoors with the clothes.

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