My Grandma was clearing out her linen closet and stumbled across a lot of tea towels that she no longer wanted so I took them home with me to turn into cute peg bags. This is a super easy project and I made it without ever using a sewing machine before. I got this idea from the amazing book the crafty minx.You will need:
bias binding (I used orange bias binding a friend had lying around).
a wire coathanger (op shops have heaps they are willing to give away for a small donation)
a pretty tea towel
a sewing machine with matching thread
a piece of dressmaker's chalk
1. Sew the bias binding to each end of the tea towel.
2. Iron the tea towel so the ends fold over and there is enough room for the wire coathanger.
3. Fold over.
4. Draw around the coathanger with chalk and then sew around the chalk and sew the bag together.
5. Give the edges a trim and resew around the bag so it doesn't come undone (otherwise you can use pinking shears if you don't want to sew twice).
6. Fold the bag the right way round, cut a very small hole for the coathanger.
7. Place in coathanger.
8. Fill with pegs and enjoy.
(for a much more detailed how to list check out the book.
I've already made 3 of these for friends and family but was thinking of making a few more for round the house- perhaps to put dirty clothes in or hold pyjamas.
What would you use them for?