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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 clothesline. It is a great way to save money and uses the natural heat from the sun and the drying power of the wind to complete a chore. How many of you use clotheslines?
Homemade Clothespin Bag
Enjoy this guest post from Erin!
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 clothespin 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.
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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.
This Homemade Clothespin Bag project was originally posted on Little House Living in August 2013. It has been updated as of August 2023.