Over the winter my clothespin bag got obliterated! Thats what I get for not thinking about it all winter. But,,, this gives me the opportunity to make a clothespin bag that I love to see when I peek out my back window to see if the clothes are dry!
This pear clothespin bag is a pretty simple diy. In an afternoon you can create a beautiful clothespin bag that can make your laundry drying experience even more beautiful!
You Will Need
You don’t need much to do this, but having a box of scrap fabric will help. Also you can do this diy without a sewing machine, but it will be much faster with one.
- Pear colored fabric
- metal hanger
- green and brown fabric scraps
- sewing supplies
Step 1: Bend and Trace Out Your Pear
Bend the hanger into a pear shape without manipulating the hook portion at the top of the hanger. Luckily I had this scrap that was the perfect color and size for this project. Trace out 2 of this pear shape on the fabric with seam allowance.
Step 2: Snip Snip Snip
Cut out the traced shapes and prepare to create the opening in the front of the bag.
Step 3: Create the Front Opening In Your Clothespin Bag
First you will want to decide on the size and shape of the hole you want to have in the front of your pear. After I decided on the basic oval shape, I realized that I could have very easily made the hole look like someone had take a bite out of the pear! Well.. Ill save that idea for next time.
After you decide on the size of the hole, cut it open and snip the curves along the inside. Then iron them down and stitch them in place.
Step 4: Stitch it all Together!
Take your 2 pear skins and stitch them together along the edge, right sides together.
After this you will need to bend the hanger up into the assembled pear skin. This will take some finesse but will be way worth it.
Step 5: Decorate
I made a little leaf from some fabric scraps I had. This is optional but i do think it adds dimension to the pear.
I also wrapped the top of the hanger in some old brown t-shirt material to make it look like a stem, (also cute and optional)
Step 6: Do Some Laundry In Style
Test your clothespin bag by putting it to the test. Do some laundry in style and with an appetite! I am so happy with how this project turned out. My goal with this was to make a neutral toned clothespin bag that blended into the surroundings and was not an eye sore. Thankfully I have achieved that! I hope you that you do this diy and find more beauty and bliss in your laundry ritual!
If you like this DIY here is another.