Sometimes you make a project and the fabrics are just PERFECT - and this was certainly the case when I decided to make a new pegbag! These fun fabrics are by Henry Glass for Makower UK and had been purchased back in 2013 from the Cross Patch stall at the Autumn Quilt Festival in Duxford. Although I'd made a couple of pegbags at the time (they'd been sold on my stall at a local Christmas Craft Fair) I still had a few pieces leftover. Firstly, I drafted a pattern by drawing a rectangle, then tracing around a coathanger for the shaped top (note to self - this was the smallest coathanger I had in my wardrobe, a child's hanger would be much better for future ones) allowing 1/2" for a seam allowance all around. Rather than make a bag using a single layer of fabric, I've quilted co-ordinating fabrics together with Pellon H630 for the wadding and Aurifil 40wt thread. The front of the peg bag was constructed using 2 sections, bias strips were cut and joined together for binding around the curved opening and the 2 sections were then joined together, making sure there is room for the coathanger to be inserted...
...once the front sections were joined together, they were stitched to the back of the peg bag. Again, bias strips were cut and stiched along the raw edges as I like my projects to look as neat on the inside as the outside...
...obviously a tiny opening was left at the top of the pegbag to allow the hook to go through for hanging on the washing line. I used a small piece of leftover binding to make a smart bow which has been stitched to the top of the bag to neaten it. The second picture shows the back - this fabric collection really is so pretty...
...and here's my finished pegbag - 2 coordinating fabrics were pieced together for the lower portion of the bag. This was such a fun project to make, right from drafting my own pattern to finally stitching on the bow! Now I'll have the poshest washing line in Suffolk and my pegs have got a cosy new home!
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