the Mary Bride project, I needed something for my clothes pins as I was getting tired of lugging around the ugly plastic bag that they came in. I think this is so much better than the ugly plastic bag :)
You can see my clothes pins inside the dress. The little carrot clothes pins were something I purchased while visiting one of our exchange students in Germany. They have been in a drawer for years. When I pulled out this fabric, I immediately thought about them and thought they they would be a nice touch.http://cosircosersewing.blogspot.com/2013/04/antes-muerta-que-sencilla-once.html. The post is in Spanish, but you will not need to translate it as her pictures are so well done that like me you'll be able to copy the pattern without a problem.
I used a lightweight fusible fleece inside my bag to give it a little more body. My lining does not extend to the bottom of the skirt as it would make it difficult to access the clothes pins. I stopped my lining about 2" below the waistline area. One other thing is to make sure that you don't get the hanger area too tight. Mine is a little too snug so I had to open up the seam of one of the sleeves in order to get my hanger in. I then hand sewed the seam back together so it wasn't an issue, but if I ever make another, I will keep in my that I need to have a little more ease around the hanger.
I think these would make the most wonderful gifts. Everyone seems to want to at least have the option to hang their clothes out to dry in the summer and even if you don't, the bag is a lovely item to have in your laundry room. This is an item that can easily be customized for the person to whom it will be given. So much creativity can go into them and once you've done the first, they can be made up in no time at all.
Thank you Maria for such a cute little item!