myluckychicken.typepad.com > Clothespin Bag Tutorial

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Start with a flat quarter.


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Cut the fabric in half.


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Cut one of the halves about 1/3 of a way down. This will become the opening of the bag.


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Fold the inside edges of what will be the opening and sew to create a finished edge. Add some decorative trim if you'd like.


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A close up of the last step, finished edge and trim.


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With right sides together, place the 2 halves together and pin. I placed the opening sides together so they were touching but not overlapping. This creates a bit of extra at the top, but don't cut it off, you'll use it later. Sew together the 2 sides and the bottom, leave the top open.


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Turn bag right side out and press.


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Now fold over the extra you had at the top, press and sew to create a finished edge.


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Close up of top edge.


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Fold over approx 3" from the top and press. Add button holes.


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The center of my button holes are about 1.5" in from the edge.


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Cut open button holes and sew on buttons. I am using clear buttons, but put black ones on here to make it easier to see. They give it a monster like effect don't you think?


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The finished bag can hang directly on the clothes line.


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Or on a child sized hanger. Voila!