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Little Dress Clothespin Bag

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30 mins

clothespin bag
I made several of these clothespin bags last summer, sold some and gave some as gifts. I found the pattern in a very old magazine from the thrift store. Sorry I don't have a pdf pattern,don't know how to do that yet.
Hope you like my creation.

Posted by Kay P. from Danville, Virginia, United States • Published January 27, 2008 • See Kay P.'s 9 projects »
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  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    here's the pattern & measurements for the clothespin bag
    Body: cut (2) 15"long top to hem
    13" wide at waist
    4 1/2" long at sleeve
    14 1/2" wide halfway between waistband & hem
    19" wide sleeve to sleeve
    15" bottom of body
    make bottom round on each end

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    I've had lots of request for the pattern for the Little Dress Clothespin bags I make.
    back facing cut (1) 9 1/2" x 13 1/2"

    L-shaped piece (center front facing) 7 1/2"x 6" x 3" x 2" x 3" x 5 1/2"...cut 1 reverse and cut another one (5 1/2" sides to meet at center fold on body)

    waistband: 14" x 2" cut (1)

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    I did the best I could altho this cam is not focusing right.

    cut ruffle skirt 11 1/4" x 8" on fold(short end is fold)
    Gather 11 1/4" edge to fit across waist

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    I hope you can read it or make it larger.

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    I included all the measurement you need on each pattern piece.

    I came back to add all the measurements for cutting out the pattern.Sorry no one could read the pattern..I hope this helps!

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Good luck and I'm here if you need to know anything, just leave a message for me.
    Thanks for your patience.
    Marian

  • Step 7

  • Step 8

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    This is the body, you need 2 of these

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    This is the skirt folded in half, cut 1 on the fold
    The other piece is top facing, cut 1 reverse and cut 1 more you need 2 of these

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 11
    Step 11

    This is the back facing, cut 1
    the other is the waistband, cut 1

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 12
    Step 12

    lay back facing on top of one body and sew across the top

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 13
    Step 13

    flip this facing to other side and press

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 14
    Step 14

    The 2 l-shaped pieces go on the other body piece as pictured, butting each close to the center.I usually press the body piece at the fold to get a straight line.
    Sew ONLY across the top and down the center on each piece

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 15
    Step 15

    Like this

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 16
    Step 16

    Now cut down the middle between the facings down to the end and make 2 small clips at that end so it will lay smooth when you turn it.
    Clip the corners and turn to right side and press.

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 17
    Step 17

    Next open out the skirt piece and sew small hem at one long end and both short sides

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 18
    Step 18

    Gather top of skirt and pin to body front straight across right at bottom of split.Sew all the way across.

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 19
    Step 19

    Waistband...press up about 1/2" on each long edge

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 20
    Step 20

    Pin waistband across over the gathered edge and sew down both sides.
    Pin the bottom of skirt up out of the way and lay back body piece over front body piece and pin all the way around, being careful not to pin skirt.
    Sew all the way around starting at shoulder where the two tops meet, about 3 1/2" from end of the sleeve.
    Clip curves

  • How to make a peg bag. Little Dress Clothespin Bag - Step 21
    Step 21

    Turn bag right side out, fold down the facings, attach a button to each side and you're done!

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Pamross
Pamross · Saint John, New Brunswick

For some reason I can't print off the pattern, wonder if its because I'm new and there is a waiting period ? Hmmmm
Any ideas?

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Pamross
Pamross · Saint John, New Brunswick

Friend was looking for this pattern:):)

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Kay P.
Kay P. · Danville, Virginia, US · 9 projects

To all who asked, I appreciate that you want the pattern but I am not able to send out anymore copies.Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks
Kay

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PirateNicky
PirateNicky · Baumholder, Rheinland Pfalz, Germany · 1 project

Thinking of enlarging the pattern and using it for plastic bags! Think I need to mail you for the pattern though, since my free-hand is not the best :)
Many thanks!

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rose c.
rose c.

Would anyone be willing to share a pattern of this. i am not good at figuring this out and need a pattern to go by. Would love to try to make it. would pay for S and H. cafin2@yahoo.com

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Elaine H.
Elaine H.

Love it.

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sindy m.
sindy m.

Would anybody here who's made this adorable project be willing to copy their pattern and send one to me + directions? I'm pretty "figure it out on your own" impaired. Will pay s/h etc. :)
queenbuffness@yahoo.com

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Kim K.
Kim K.

Hi Marian,
I have been looking for this, for a long time. I was given one as a gift, and have been hoping that I would not have to tear it apart to make one. I am having problems making out your pieces, and how to draw them out. Would I be able to send you postage, if you might be able to draw them out for me? I usually draw my own patterns also, on grocery bags.
Kim
email kimk920@gmail.com

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Fay P.
Fay P. · 1 project

I made this Little Dress Clothes Pin Bag and I had a little trouble understanding the instructions as they are soo hard to see for an old bag like me. I winged mine and it came out pretty good if I say so myself. I'm going to make a few more to give as gifts and such. I can't tell if you have the skirt sewn on just the front or not, it looks like you do. I made mine so the skirt and waistband goes all the way around the body and I didn;t make the bottom of the body round. I just left it the way it was and then sturned it wrong side out after stitching on the skirt and stitched the bottom closed. They can be used for just about any thing you want t oput in them. Even those placstic grocery bags. LOL! Well take care and have a great day and thanks for the pattern. Huggies, Fay P.

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Pixie D.
Pixie D. · ,

I love this project! Congratulations on being so original! :)
I was wondering if it wouldn't have been a bit better to include your measuring/instruction information in the description area of each step....

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