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How to make your own burlap peg bag

Add a personalized touch to your everyday life by creating original DIY projects. Today we’re going to show you how to make a very practical clothespin holder, a simple but indispensable item for every home. The project is very simple. All you need is a rescued coffee sack, an 8’’ section of braided binding from a sack or any other type of sturdy webbing, scissors, a pen, a ruler and a sewing machine. You can also try to hand sew it but it will take a lot of time.

After you have gathered all the supplies you need, take a burlap rectangle and fold it in half lengthwise. Then sew up each side and try to keep the fraying to a minimum. Next, box the corner and fold the bag you have created in half. Using a pen and a ruler, measure a line 2’’ across the top of each corner and stitch along the line. You’ll also have to use an iron to press the edges. Now your container is basically done.You just need to apply the final touches.

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Cut an 8’’ section of braided binding from the side of a sack or use any other alternative material to create a handle. You’ll have to tuck both open ends of bindings under the folded hem and to create a loop. You’ll then have to stitch it in place. Given the size and aspect of the loop, sewing it to the burlap sack will be tricky but you should be able to handle it. If the sewing machine gives you trouble you can always sew it by hand.

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As you can see, it’s a very simple project. The materials are easy to find and the piece you’ll create will be an original item that you can then use every time you do laundry. Coffee sacks are easy to find and you can also use other similar alternatives. At the end you can also add your personal touch to the project.{found on apartmenttherapy}.

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Posted in DIY Projects on May 17, 2012

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Simona Ganea
She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.

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