Finishing Touches: Laundry Room I embroidered a tag for my laundry detergent with matching fabric. Clothespin Bag Here's my ...
Finishing Touches: Laundry Room
|I embroidered a tag for my laundry detergent with matching fabric.|
|Here's my four pieces of fabric for the clothespin bag. Note that you want the bag to be wide enough to fit a baby hanger inside... or whatever you're using for the hanger. Otherwise the size of the bag is really personal preference.|
|Decided to try this "in the hoop".... I hooped two layers of fabric and my stabilizer. The fabric is wrong sides together because this piece is the outside front and inside front of the bag.|
I embroidered a big oval "frame" where I wanted the hole for the bag to be, and then embroidered the word "clothespins" underneath it. I was able to do this in a 4x4 hoop, but if you want it bigger then you may need to use a bigger hoop.
Then I unhooped it and cut the center out of the inside of the "frame" so that I now have a "hole" in the middle to put in and take out the clothespins. I should've done a plain round frame but got fancy and I think that it doesn't look quite as nice as a result. Oh well.
|Marking where to start and stop sewing so I wouldn't sew over the opening where the hanger will go.|
I set up my other two pieces of fabric wrong sides together... then I took the embroidered piece and put it down RIGHT side (embroidered side) down. Pinned all four pieces together and I sewed a straight stitch all the way around the four pieces. I left a small area open at the very top so that I could just barely fit a baby hanger through. Turned the whole bag right sides out via the hole. I slipped my hanger inside the bag via the hole so it could stick out at the top. And done! Just put all of your clothespins inside now and you're good to go!
I finished by organizing my laundry supplies in these pretty bins I had, then added a few decorative items to my shelf. Done!