Sunday 8 January 2012

Peg Bag...

My store bought peg bag fell to pieces a couple of weeks ago and I've just been throwing the pegs into the bottom of the basket. The pegs were in the bottom of the basket, I'd pile the wet clothes on top, then I had to rummage around to reach the pegs at the bottom.

I didn't want another flimsy store bought fabric peg bag, nor did I want a metal basket which would only rust, so it was time to make a new one.

A quick search online came up with lots of fancy schmancy peg bags. They weren't particularly hard to make, but I just wasn't that interested in spending any time making one. Then I came across a super quick how to by The Family Homestead.

My new peg bag has to be the quickest project I've ever made. I don't even think it can be called a project, as it took all of three minutes to make.

  • Find an old shirt.
  • Find a coat hanger. (I've used one that has a tongue to prevent it from blowing off the line).
  • Undo the top couple of buttons.
  • Sew the opening from the top closed button to the bottom of the bag shut, so the pegs don't fall out. (I wanted to keep the buttons on, so this meant moving the needle position as far to the right as it would go).
  • Sew across the bottom of the shirt to form a bag.
  • Turn right side out and insert the coat hanger.

That's all there is to it. I wish I'd thought of this. It's a brilliant idea!!!

... Pam

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    1. quick, easy and effective- sounds like my kind of project!

    2. I love this. I will definitely be making one of these. Thank you for sharing

    3. What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing.

    4. I made a bag like this when I was first married 6 years ago! It wore out and I eventually started using an apron with three large front pockets for my clothes pins. :) It works so well!

    5. That is so simple and practical! Love it. I'm a convert to the peg apron (like Brooke)thanks to my crafty friend Thea for putting me onto the idea.

    6. Oh you're right Pam that is a BRILLIANT idea! I love the simplicity of it! I really must mend my peg bag. It used to belong to my granny - my mum made it for her years ago - makes me think of them both every time I hang clothes out!

      Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
      Hope you have a fabulous week!
      Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    7. I really like this. I remember when I was little helping my mum to sew one of these for my Nana. Happy memories :)

      Thanks for linking it up on my blog.

    8. This is so funny and creative! I would love for you to consider linking this up at my Drab to Fab party every friday over at my blog Sugar and Spice. You can read all about the link party here:

      Really hope to see you on Friday!

    9. I made a peg apron, I love it. Another quick easy project!

    10. My mother made one of these years ago and it works perfect for hanging clothes. Thanks for jogging my memory... I may just have to make one now :)

    11. What a genius and useful idea!!! I love it!!!

    12. So cleaver! I love this idea. Even I think I can handle this one. :)

      I'd love for you to share:

    13. So great! where was this when I was hanging clothes as a kid. This would have made the chore so much more fun!

    14. Wow! It doesn't get much more simple than that. Gerat idea, and inspiring organization! Thanks for linking up!

    15. What a great idea! It can be so annoying to keep buying and replacing old peg bags

    16. Oh wow, that is seriously the cutest thing. I love how easy it sounds too. I was just thinking you could use this to store plastic bags in the house (I hate how they always accumulate and look messy). So many ways to use it. Thanks for linking up at our party!

    17. Love that idea! Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

    18. Love this idea! I'd be thrilled if you'd link up to my brand-spanking-new Pinned it, Made it! Party :)
      Happy to be your newest follower too :)

      1. Thanks, Jennifer. When I actually get around to making something I've pinned, I'll definitely link up.

    19. that. I have one made like a childs dress that my mom made me years ago. This is so neat though.

    20. This is great! I have to tell you as I was scrolling through the pictures at Happy Go Lucky, I was like why did they make a pea bag. oh my. Been a long day in front of the computer. pea, peg. Oh my! i do love your project though!

    21. Not only is it simple and functional, totally cute, too!!! I love it! I'm your newest follower and bloggy friend and I totally would love it if you stopped by and shared the "love" while you're there!!! I'm glad you linked up at my party and shared your fabulous idea!!! I'm totally excited to stop by for visits and continue to be inspired!!! Your blog is super fun and I LOVE it that we can be friends over the miles that separate us! Bloggyworld is WAY TOO COOL!!! Oh, and if you haven't signed up yet, I have a $50 stencil giveaway going on right now and I'd love for you to have a chance to WIN!

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    22. Neat idea! Easy and useful, a great combination! Thanks so much for sharing at Shine on Fridays; hope you'll be back again next week!

    23. I love this idea! Crazy simple, but so functional.

      Thank you so much for sharing last week on Thingamajig Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!


    24. Just wanted to let you know that we featured you this week on our Link It Up Thursday party. If you want, pop on over and grab a featured button.

    25. Clever idea! Thanks for sharing! I've just pinned it! :)

    26. What a great idea! I love finding new uses for old things.

    27. Great idea! Thanks for joining Recykleren!

    28. Wow, that's a simple and a clever idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

    29. How has this held up over time? I am supposed to make some peg bags and I am afraid of them wearing out if I don't use heavier material.


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