With a gorgeous day yesterday, I pulled out the clothesline to do a little diaper drying in the sun. I soon discovered that my clothespin bag from last year was due for a date with the trash. Last night I thought about what I wanted in a new bag…basically easy access to grab a handful of pins and big enough to hold plenty of pins. Here’s what I came up with. An easy to construct bag with a circle big enough for my hand and lined with double fold bias tape. Plus a waistband that I left plenty long to allow for my rather large belly at the moment. (I can trim the straps after baby arrives if I decide they are too long.)
Then I added a quick little tag for an extra touch. I hand stitched the word “fresh” and put a little bird stamp next to it.
There are so many sewing projects I would like to get done before baby arrives in mid-July. We will see how my motivation holds out. And yes, who has time to pick up the couch when there are so many more exciting things to do. 🙂 Actually, that is a pile of my just washed Norwex cleaning supplies–love it!
I can just picture you pinning up your laundry in the sun! How glorious! I wonder if I have room in my backyard for a laundry line! Question: If the sun bleaches your whites, does it harm colors?
My line is a square that is about 6″ by 6″. I hope you have room! I kind of go in spurts with using the clothesline. I can tell you that it is not all romance. If your pins are dirty you may smudge your clothes. Your clothes can also get little wings where you pin them. Also a bit crisper vs. softer from the dryer. And yes, I would imagine that your colors will fade a little if you dry them consistently. BUT, there are so many good things about clotheslines! You are saving energy, your clothes are air fresh, and I’m sure there are a million more! 🙂