So when I saw this fab tutorial by Diary of a Quilter, it was exactly what I needed to spur me into action and finally make this Drawstring Peg Beg!
Here's how I made my version....
I started with a piece of fabric 19"x16", turned over the top half inch and sewed in place (so there were no rough edges at the top). The fabric was one I found in a charity shop (where else?!) and is not really my usual taste but seemed a good match to go in the garden!
I made it in the same way as the handles on my Canvas Tote Bag i.e. folding the edges in the middle, folding again and sewing together. I used a piece 36" long and 1.5" wide.
Once the drawstring was threaded through and the bag given a good press, I finally had a finished peg bag!!
I've tied it onto the washing line so that I can pull it along with me as I hang up the clothes. Then in theory I can untie it and store indoors.... in reality I'll probably leave it out in all weathers and just wash it if I need to!
I'm really pleased with the way this turned out and can't believe I waited so long to do it! Of course these bags could be used for loads of different purposes and are pretty quick and easy to make. What would you use yours for?
We are linking up to these parties!
31st May 2014: Update - this post was featured here at Nap Time Creations
16th Sept 2014: Update - this post was featured here by craftgawker