How to make a simple clothespin bag

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How to make a simple clothespin bag
You can use infant clothes to make a clothespin bag. (babies clothes image by jedphoto from

Hanging your clothes out to dry is one of the best things you can do to save energy. However, it can be a hassle to keep up with the clothespins. You don't have to be Martha Stewart to make a clothespin bag. In fact, you can make a clothespin bag before the laundry is finished washing.

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Things you need

  • Infant bodysuit
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Clothes hanger

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  1. 1

    Find a one-piece infant bodysuit. Bodysuits are commonly referred to as "onesies" and are worn by babies 24 months and younger. Small body suits will hold 25 to 30 clothespins. Large body suits will hold as many as 100 clothespins.

  2. 2

    Turn the bodysuit inside out.

  3. 3

    Cut the bodysuit from side to side close to the leg hole opening. Discard the bottom portion of the bodysuit.

  4. 4

    Sew the opening with a sewing machine using a straight stitch. Reinforce the seam by sewing the same seam once again. You don't want the clothespins to bust through the seam.

  5. 5

    Turn the clothespin bag right side out and fill with clothespins.

  6. 6

    Put a clothes hanger in the top portion of the bag and hang on the clothes line.

Tips and warnings

  • Be creative and use an infant pair of overalls.
  • Take the hanger out and wash in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry.
  • Infant bodysuits are inexpensive if you buy them from yard sales, department stores clearance aisles or second-hand stores.

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