Saturday, 25 May 2013

DIY: Washing Peg Bag!

This fabric has been sitting in my stash for a little while now, and I could think of no better use for it than a little peg bag.  

Not that I have a washing line... but I have pegs.  Therefore I need a peg bag...

You will need:
  • one (small) coat hanger
  • two fat fabric quarters
  • scissors
  • sewing machine / needle & thread
  • ribbon or bias binding (optional)

Step 1: You want to cut out your pieces

There are three pieces involved, one for the back and two for the front.  The front pieces overlap to make a flappy opening.

Place your hanger onto your backing material, and mark yourself about 10 inches of rectangular-ish at the bottom bag. Obviously you can make this bigger or smaller, especially if you aren't using a children's hanger.  

Cut this out, and use it as a template for your front pieces. To do this:
  • mark the 'opening line' this should be somewhere near the bottom edge of the hanger, as shown by the scissors in the photo below.
  • next, you want to mark both 1-2" up from this, and 1-2" down.  This is because you want your front pieces to overlap!

(optional) If you like, you can pop a little border onto the top front piece, to make the opening nicer.  I used a strip of ribbon in a bias bind style, sewing the ribbon onto the right side before folding it over it's own stitching onto the wrong side and sewing from there too.

So you now have your completed pieces.  Make sure your opening is lined up properly and pin the front and back together, right sides facing each other.

Before you sew the pieces together, you may want to add a little seam to the bottom front piece.

When sewing, remember to leave an inch at the top of your bag unstitched, as you will need to pop the neck of the hanger through here!  

:) x

1 comment:

  1. You make it look so simple. It looks great :)


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