A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 305,873
Currently Running With Scissors:
504 Guests and 21 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Finch Clothespin Bag  (Read 4242 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
KLKing
Sewing Mentor
Offline Offline

Posts: 2880
Joined: 23-May-2009

"Craftophrenia"~ Dabbling in Everything!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2010 11:28:43 PM »

Always, I just decided to use your idea and make a bag to hang on the laundry room door, for dryer lint. We don't keep a wastebasket in there, so this design would be perfect. I think I'll have to re-bend a wire hanger into a small shape, for the narrow area. The bag only has to be about 8 inches wide. I'm going to use rip-stop nylon. The stuff your windsock is made of. That way the lint will be easily removed. Maybe it can have a "Quick-release" drawstring bottom.
Thanks for a great idea!
« Last Edit: August 11, 2010 11:29:14 PM by KLKing » THIS ROCKS   Logged

alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Make All Things, especially from stash
Offline Offline

Posts: 33615
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Make all the Things!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2010 06:24:44 AM »

One idea leads to another!!  I admit that I use dryer sheets...but I use them in my altered book art and paintings, so I save them...a bag in the laundry room would be great to put those in and hubby would not forget to save them!!

Now I have to dig through my stash and probably design in a bit differently--

I love your drawstring idea...do you reuse the lint or is this just meant as a gargabe bag when space is limited?  You come up with such clever ideas!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

KLKing
Sewing Mentor
Offline Offline

Posts: 2880
Joined: 23-May-2009

"Craftophrenia"~ Dabbling in Everything!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010 04:57:09 PM »

No! I don't re-use the lint! Ha! Ha! We just don't have space for a waste basket, and I hate plastic bags hanging on door knobs! I was thinking of making a bag for this purpose, but when I saw how your clothespin bag is made, I realized I need the hole in the front. Also, Mom won't let me keep a coffee can on the dryer. The drawstring idea came as I was thinking what a pain it would be to have to try to dump the lint back out thru the hole. And velcro would just get messy. So, then I realized that a drawstring, pulled tight to close, with a spring toggle saved from something, (I have such an item!)  would be perfect! Oh, and the nylon is slippery, so the stuff would drop right out when I wanted to empty it.
Thanks , Always!
« Last Edit: August 12, 2010 04:58:15 PM by KLKing » THIS ROCKS   Logged

alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Make All Things, especially from stash
Offline Offline

Posts: 33615
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Make all the Things!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2010 06:26:55 AM »

I was trying to figure out a way to slip magnets into the back of the bag so that it could be put on the front of the washer, next to the dryer so that it would be in easy reach for me and my hubby to put the used dryer sheets in...I tried to see if the magnets would hold through the fabric and they don't...I think I need to make a bag and then attach it to something like a piece of wood that would have the magnets glued to them...I had a small plastic bucket on the washer, but we had to keep moving it and it also collected all the other junk, like rubberband, coins, lost buttons, etc....

Your use of the nylon to allow the lint to slip out is perfect!  It would be easy to push out, instead of having to pull it all out---ick...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Make All Things, especially from stash
Offline Offline

Posts: 33615
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Make all the Things!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2010 07:19:51 AM »

You must not have pets....Cheesy  My dryer lint is nasty looking!  I have put it out for the birds--so now we have to think of a bird lint sack or something to stuff with leftover yarns, lint, string etc!

oh my--one project leads into another--no wonder I am so busy!

I have not forgotten that I am sending you a package as well...I just keep finding stuff I want to send to destash! Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

xperimentl
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2010 07:56:30 AM »

I didn't realize I was throwing away so many possibilities with my lint and dryer sheets.  I should have known!  Smiley 

I really love the fabric and especially the contrasting lining, that's an extra special touch.  My clothespin bag is a repurposed kitchen towel, would look much fancier with lining and a pretty button.  May need a redo.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"You can't use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have."  Maya Angelou

My Flickr
My Pinterest
alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Make All Things, especially from stash
Offline Offline

Posts: 33615
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Make all the Things!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2010 08:10:21 AM »

I have made very inexpensive fleece toys for my cats stuffed with dryer lint...since they live with the dog, the smell does not bother them...you can also hang them around the yard and the deer seem to be upset about the smell of dog hair and human contact... Cheesy

ha ha--we could write a book on lint and dryer sheets and clothespins! Cheesy

You did give me an idea for a vintage teatowel I have!  I think it might work to hold the dryer sheets!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

KLKing
Sewing Mentor
Offline Offline

Posts: 2880
Joined: 23-May-2009

"Craftophrenia"~ Dabbling in Everything!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2010 10:34:38 AM »

Hmmm... I wonder if I have some bird print fabric left, for the outside of my bag?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3033
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2010 01:06:40 AM »

Great idea and I love those birds!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



How-To Videos
Cooking a Hard Boiled Egg
BBQ Meatballs Recipe
Sauteed Green Beans Recipe
Marinated Chicken Breast Recipe
Rice Pilaf Recipe
Latest Blog Articles
Hedgies!
Meatless Monday: Bean Burgers
@Home This Weekend: Vermicomposting

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.