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Old 08-12-2014, 08:21 AM
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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 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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Old 08-12-2014, 08:25 AM
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That is cute !!
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:42 AM
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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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Old 08-12-2014, 10:05 AM
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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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Old 08-12-2014, 10:07 AM
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Very cute!!! Wish I had an outdoor clothesline--miss that fresh air smell on clothes!
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:09 AM
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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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Old 08-12-2014, 10:21 AM
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Very cute.
I still hang my clothes out year around and I live in Pennsylvania.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:42 AM
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You did a great job. It is adorable.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:14 AM
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I love hanging my clothes out! That is adorable! Thanks for the link.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:17 AM
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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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