Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Nature's Drying Machine

So I just love spring...especially when the days are warm enough to hang your laundry outside. I love seeing sheets and towels flapping in the wind...
Last year I accidently left my clothes pin bag outside in the rain, and unforunately it never recovered (it was a store bought one, and I couldn't get rid of the smell). So I was in a need of a replacement...and here it is:

I used up some stash fabric in a heavier weight cotton for durability.

Here's the back. I know it's hanging crooked but I think thats my fault in how I constructed it. Oh well, it's unique. I had to add a tie on the top because silly me cut the opening for the hanger too wide and I needed to cover it up. So get out the glue gun...

Here it is flapping in the wind. It's very handy, and I am pleased with how it turned out.

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Now I didn't use a pattern for this, just sewing-on-the-fly. Because I used some hot glue in this project, I will be unable to remove the bag from the hanger for washing, which I now realize, can be a bit a problem considering my last experience with a clothes pin bag. Perhaps I should have followed one of the great tutorials for a bag found here, here or here. Okay, lesson learned: THINK FIRST, then sew.


Shorty May 6, 2009 at 8:18 AM  

Very cute! I love it!

Regina May 9, 2009 at 12:43 AM  

Very cute!! I need to get my clothes line up. We took it down to have some work done to our house and it's been down ever since.

CJ June 1, 2009 at 6:55 PM  

This is really cute! I have the one my mom made for me years ago. I NEVER leave it outside but that is because the bees and yellow jackets tend to go inside then when I DO bring it inside....not good.

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