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DIY: Upcycled Clothespin Bag

Spring breezes, combined with Spring cleaning, are perfect excuses for abandoning your dryer for a clothesline, don't you think? The windy weather provides quick drying, and clearing out closets while Spring cleaning has probably yielded an old dress and a few wire hangers. Don't toss or donate them quite yet. Save a hanger and a dress to make this cute clothespin bag. It's super easy to whip up on your sewing machine, or you could try a no-sew version of the bag using fabric glue.

For this DIY, you'll need a sleeveless dress, a wire hanger, scissors, thread, and a sewing machine. Or alternately, replace the thread and sewing machine with fabric glue.

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  1. Place the dress (turned inside-out) on a flat surface. Cut a straight line approximately four to six inches below the bottom of the arm opening.
  2. Now, using your sewing machine (or fabric glue) sew up the arm holes and the line you just cut, while the dress is still inside out.
  3. Flip your dress top right side out. Insert the wire hanger into the dress. Now, using either your sewing machine or your fabric glue, sew/glue a line under the shoulders of the hanger. This will hold your hanger in place on your dress.
  4. Fill your new clothespin bag with clothespins, and hang it on the line.
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