Vintage-Inspired Clothespin Bag

Okay. . . Seattle is probably the most unlikely place I can think of to use a clothesline, but I love these old fashioned clothespin bags.  My very favorites are the ones that look like tiny dresses.  It took most of the day to make this bag, because I am not that great at drafting patterns and working out the construction when I only have photos to look at instead of a sample.  There are a few construction techniques I’m going to change on the next bag, and I also want to try some different dress styles.

The floral fabric is a vintage dress-weight percale, and the hanger is also vintage.  I bought 10 old painted hangers, so I guess I’ll be making a few more clothespin bags.

The other day Barbara was lamenting the scarcity of vintage clothespin bags and laundry collectibles in central New York, so this first little bag is for her.


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