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Thread: My two latest projects - clothespin bag and bow tucks tote

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    After a sewing hiatus of about 9 months (remember, I am in school fulltime), I finally sat down this past weekend and made myself this Bow Tucks tote (without the ties) and this cute little clothespin bag to hold all my pins.

    I have a great clothesline with about a 30 foot span and 4 lines total. Sometimes I fill the lines all up, so I have alot of pins and needed a bigger bag.

    I have had the flower fabric for about a year. I just love the colors. The button was an old one my mom used when she made my sis a robe back in the late 50's early 60's. I thought it went well with the fabric.

    I had lots of fun making both of these, but especiallly the bag. Hope you like them.
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    What adorable fabric you have for your clothespin bag. Where did you find it?

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    Absolutely adorable!

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    Great job!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Love the clothes pin bag!!!

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    Great for both!

    You just brought back memories ... My Mom used to have clothespin bags like yours, except she would use one of childhood dresses.

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    I really cannot remember where I got the fabric for the clothespin bag. I have had it about three years.

    I wish I had about three to four more yards as I want to make a curtain to go above my washer/dryer so the cats will stop jumping up there.

    Glad you like them. I had so much fun making the bag I think I will make another and enter it in the state fair.

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    You did a great job! They are gorgeous!

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    Two useful projects!! The fabric for the clothespin bag is perfect and I love those bow tucks with all of the pockets. I'm a newly retired teacher and I remember how sweet the summer months are. Enjoy your break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    I really cannot remember where I got the fabric for the clothespin bag. I have had it about three years.

    I wish I had about three to four more yards as I want to make a curtain to go above my washer/dryer so the cats will stop jumping up there.

    Glad you like them. I had so much fun making the bag I think I will make another and enter it in the state fair.
    it was a Diana Marcum fabric, either Hancocks or walmart had it!

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    I love the clothespin bag - I may borrow your idea? My mother-in-law recently brought me a 40+ year old clothespin bag that was in threads & I've just cut out a new one for her but yours is so cute!

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    cute clothespin bag

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    That's the cuttest cloths pin bag I have ever seen!! The bag is cute too!!

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    So cute. Love the fabrics

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    Both are great. I have made clothespin bags out of cheap toddler sized dresses, and just closed off the bottom and aleaves--it is a quick and easy little project.

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    They are both great. Love the button, goes with the bag perfectly.

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    Those are both really cute.

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    Both are just wonderful.

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    those are great projects. love the laundry fabric.

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    Two great projects! Love the clothespin bag.

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    both bag r really cute the pin bag is it debbie mumm fabric I hav a piece like that or very simular nice job

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    Cute!

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    I love them all! Beautiful fabrics used.

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    I love the clothespin bag especially the fabric.

    Thank you for showing all your things in the bag, normally they are empty. I could see the size of the pockets. Boy there a lot of them

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    Gee, what nice comments! Thank you so much.

    I found the fabric line - Dianna Marcum for Marcus Bros. Textiles, Inc. There's no date and I cannot remember where I bought it. We only have a Walmart in town. I know the fabric store in town did not carry this. She buys all the fabric from distibutors that is outdated, poor sellers, etc. Only other places around are HB or JA's an hour away.
    I will look online and see if I can come up with it as I really want my laundry room curtains out of this.
    Thanks again everyone.

    Yes, I wanted those who do not understand how much room there is in these totes and how convenient it is to have all the pockets. Ok, off to make something else, too hot to work outside today.

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