Summer is a great time to live frugally. One way I tried to be frugal in the summer is by hanging my clothes up to dry on a clothes line. It is a great way to save money on groceries and use the natural heat from the sun and the drying power of the wind to complete a chore. How many of you use clothes lines?
In this post, I have a tutorial on how to make a Homemade Clothespin Bag using the pockets of some ratty, old jeans. There are so many tutorials out there on how to make clothes pin bags, but I do not think I have found one like the one I am about to show you.
First, pick out a pair of rag-ity old jeans that you no longer wear.
Cut out the back pockets, leaving a generous seam allowance.
Put the two pockets together, inside-out, so the pockets are touching each other and line up evenly.
Sew the sides and the bottoms together, leaving the top open.
Fold down each of the top flaps, and sew – leaving room for a string to be guided through (or you may place the string before you sew) – this will be used to cinch the bag shut to hold the clothes pins inside.
Turn the bag inside out.
Fill with clothes pins.
Enjoy the ease of having clothespins close-by when hanging your clothes up to dry.
Line Drying your clothes can save a great deal off your bills! You can learn all about the Art of Line Drying here.
While your clothes dry, why not try some of these Simple Garden Projects.
Also, here are some other Easy Sewing Projects if you feel like getting crafty!
Do you line dry your clothes? Do you have your own unique clothespin bag idea that you would like to share? Post it below in the comments.