I have no idea why I keep doing laundry related tutorials seeings as I hate the task so much but it just keeps happening so I’ll roll with it. Inspired by Makower’s new fabric collection which goes by the name of “Wash Day” I’m a complete sucker for anything kitschy and retro so I decided I needed this fabric to cheer me on through the dull laundry days. And this really did only take 20 minutes to put together, hooray!
You will need:
1 fat quarter of the fabric of your choice. I used this print from Makower’s Wash Day collection
1 fat quarter of Plush Addict white PUL which is here. (I suppose the PUL is optional but it gives the bags some structure and will also protect your pegs from rusting should you leave them on the line and they get rained on!)
50cm of bias binding, I used a lace edged bias binding one as it’s perdy and available here
A child’s coat hanger (I stole this from my daughter’s wardrobe, it probably came from eBay)
Make It Easier With:
Cut your PUL to the exact same size as the fabric. (I used a pinking blade on my rotary cutter as it gives a much nicer finish to the seams and is really easy to use) and then use some 505 spray to keep the 2 layers together
Cut 2 strips of your bias trim to the same length as the short side of the peg bag edge and sew along the 2 short ends
Fold over the top of the fabric enough to cover the coat hanger and iron a crease line, and then fold in half down the length of the fabric and mark with a temporary fabric pen. You are marking where you are going to put the button hole to make the hole to put the hanger through.
Make the button hole on your machine and carefully cut down the centre to make a hole
With right sides together sew up the 2 sides of the bag. Clip the corners and turn out
Turn the right way and place the hanger in place and voila! You are ready to peg, so hop to it!