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Clothes Pin Bag

June 7th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I stopped using our dryer about six years ago in favor of the handy-dandy Solar Dryer (aka - clothesline!) which I rigged up under our portal.

We live in the dry southwest, with 325 days of sunshine a year. In the summer humidity is below 20% three days out of four. This means that our clothes dry within about an hour outside.

I had a clothespin holder that a friend made me out of plarn (that's plastic yarn) and it fell apart in the sun, so was keeping the pins in a little plastic bowl. I got sick of bending over to grab pins, so I just made this canvas bag out of one of F's hangers and some leftover canvas from a pillow project. I looked at tons of bags online and came up with my own pattern. I'm not an expert seamstress, but it'll do!

Anyway, I've got to go: there's a load that needs to be hung up!

4 Responses to “Clothes Pin Bag”

  1. maranatha Says:

    Nice little bag you have there!

  2. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    I am still using my clothesline that came with the house in 1951. I do have a clothes dryer but never use it. When my son's one breaks down they can have it up it breaks down it's was bought 1985 so it may not last that long. I have used it 4 times in 20 years. So I don't need it at all! I live in the Sunshine State here.

  3. Buendia Says:

    Thank you, maranatha! It's working well!
    And, Tightwad Kitty, I am so with you - we have a dryer, but it's not used. I used to live in Ireland, and we hung the clothes on a rack in one of the bedrooms with sheets and towels outside until they were sort of damp, then brought then in to finish drying in the airing cupboard. It's much easier here! As long as I bring them in before the evening rains during monsoon season we're fine (although we sometimes have to run out to gather everything if it starts to rain!)

  4. MissAngel Says:

    Great job! I love it!

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