Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A Handy Peg Bag

This is the peg bag I made from a little shirt of Master Shoestring's which he had out-grown. You can find similar shirts in charity shops or at a jumble sale. We hang clothes out to dry as often as we can so a bag you can hook to the washing line comes in very handy. In the photograph you can see all the pegs bulging out at the bottom.

All you have to do to make one is hook a coat hanger into the sleeves and then sew up the sleeves and the bottom of the shirt ! You can also do the sewing first and then go and look for a coat hanger which fits. A wooden or plastic one works better than a wire one as they tend to bend and deform over time.

This peg bag has served us well for around 10 years and although it is starting to look a bit faded seems string enough to go on for ten more. It can be washed in the washing machine and does not fray and although it does not look as fancy as some of the ones in the shops it cost almost nothing to make and has been very long lasting so I am well pleased with this little item.

It also gives me a bit of a smile when I use it as I imagine the difference between Master Shoestring when he fitted the shirt and Master Shoestring now who definitely would not wear orange !

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