This bag was made using materials I had on hand, and took less than 20 minutes.
1 metal coat hanger, or arm length piece of wire of similar gauge and width.
Needle and thread or sewing machine.
Pair of pliers.
I've been in need of a new clothes pin holder and decided to use the shirt for that.
You can use a child's T-shirt, trim down an old pillow case, or make yourself a pouch from scratch. Whatever works for you!
I have made a few of these over the years and prefer the child's T-shirt because we usually always have one around to serve the cause - and because they are the correct width so as not to need to sew the sides or hem the opening.
I straight stitched it, and then zigzagged on what would be the outside edge to prevent fraying. If you cannot zigzag, I would at least double stitch it as the bulk of the clothespins will be hard on the seam.
Trim away the sleeves and neck opening after sewing.
Fold the wire in half and pinch it with the pliers.
Now take your doubled over end and shape it into a hook. Make sure your hook comes down low, and nearly meets the twist. There may be times when your bag is swaying in the wind and you don't want it to fly off of your clothesline!
Make sure that you feed both wires through the hem simultaneously, and pop them out of the other side of the bag.
Bend the wires as needed to form a hoop at the opening of your bag.
You may now fill the bag with clothespins and hang it on your clothesline. There, it can slide along the line with you and you won't have to bend over to pick them up!