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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.
Join The Conversation
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
Cutest clothespin bag I've ever seen!
nancita nancita 8 years
Oh this is so cute! I'll have to send this to my mom. She is obsessed with clothespins.
ahles ahles 8 years
Hanging clothes is great when it's a choice, and a pain in the butt when it's the only option like when I was little. Also, keep in mind clothes get covered in pollen this time of year, and they do tend to dry crunchy.
lavendera lavendera 8 years
Cute idea! I may actually try to hang my clothes outside to dry for the first time in my life... ^_^;
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great idea. I wish I could hang my clothes outside!!! I loved when I lived at home and my mom did, well minus my jeans being crisp. Hahahaha.
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