Thursday 30 May 2013

Peg Bags...

peg bag

My peg bag badly needed washing. Rather than work out what to do with the pegs while it was being washed, I decided to make another; not an onerous task, as all up, it takes about 3 minutes to make.


To see how I made both peg bags, click on the photo of my first peg bag above. I wish I could say this was my idea, but it wasn't. The link to my inspiration is in the first peg bag post.

clothespin bag

Do you call them pegs, clothes-pegs or clothespins? What ever you call them, if you hang your clothes outside, then you need something to put them in; something that's practical and easy to use.

Christie, from Joyfoolery, likes the ease of using a peg apron and has written a tutorial showing how to make a pretty and practical peg apron, just like hers.

How about this beautiful clothespin bag. It's almost too good to use. Head on over to Passion et Couture to see how Marisa made her Crazy Quilt Clothespin Bag.

Or how about this ever so cute peg bag decorated with appliqu├ęd clothes hanging on a line. Jill, from Creating My Way to Success, wanted to replace a peg bag that once belonged to her Granny and so she made one just the same.

If you always leave your peg bag outside, you'll need something sturdy that will stand up to the weather. Ros, from Sew Delicious, has written a tutorial showing how she made a terrific, durable peg bag from oilcloth. Check out the nifty way Ros stopped the water from pooling inside the bag.

If you like browsing on Pinterest, All Free Sewing has a board devoted to Clothespin Bags. If you're like me, it's very easy to spend a LONG time on Pinterest. Looking for just the right peg bag could end up taking much longer than making the actual bag.

And if you need a little more inspiration, here's four more fabulous peg bag tutorials:


Hanging up the clothes mightn't be very exciting, but at least we can lighten the chore with a peg bag or apron that's easy to use and pleasing to the eye at the same time.

... Pam


  1. We call them clothespins here, and mine are currently stored outside in a really ugly old margarine container, LOL. I keep meaning to make a clothespin bag, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I'll have to check out your links :D Did you know that if you hang the bag from two hangers (each facing in opposite directions) the bag won't fly off the line if it gets windy? I read that somewhere and thought it was a great idea!

    1. Sandra, that is genius! Now if my clothesline hadn't gotten squashed by a large branch in the last storm, I'd be out there putting the second hanger on. Darn!

  2. Washing is way more fun with a handmade peg bag! hehe
    Thanks so much for featuring my peg apron, I use it everyday and wouldn't be without one now. Love your shirt bags!

  3. Thanks for the lovely feature Pam!

  4. We call them clothespins. I've been meaning to make a bag for ours...right now they are in an old Oxiclean container. A bag to hang on the clothesline would be so much better!

  5. I'm a clothespin too! I'm also jealous- we just have nowhere to string a line. It is on my wish list for our someday next home.

  6. They're called clothespins here in upstate New York, but I think pegs sounds much nicer.

  7. Love your shirt clothes pin bag. Ingenious!

  8. Love the shirt peg bags Pam. Yet another reason to raid the son's wardrobe :)


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