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Well the aim is to sew a little, write a little everyday.  So here goes…

Side 1 of Peg Tidy/Peg Bag

Side 1 of Peg Tidy/Peg Bag

Side 2 of Peg Tidy/Peg Bag

Side 2 of Peg Tidy/Peg Bag

Yesterday I finished making a quilted, patchwork peg tidy. I’m really happy with it as I made it using scraps I had left over from another project. I photographed the process in order to make a free pattern and tutorial for others who would like to try it.

What makes my peg tidy different?

Most peg bags or tidies are made using an ordinary coat hanger. I used a skirt/trouser hanger and I put pockets on both sides so no matter where you hang it on the washing line you’ll have easy access to the pegs.

Here’s a couple of pics of the final tidy and tomorrow – she said hopefully –  I’ll start the first lesson of the tutorial.

I hope you’ll sew along with me. Here is a list of the items you’ll need to complete it:

  • skirt or trouser hanger (I used a give-away one)
  • 2 pieces of cotton fabric 12.5″ x 18.5″ (I used a slightly heavier than normal cotton twill fabric ) – note this fabric won’t be seen except inside the pockets.
  • some patchwork fabric scraps that you can sew together to make four pieces 6.5″ x 12.5″.
  • around 56″ of 2.5″ wide strips. I used leftover binding strips. You don’t need it in one length. The lengths you need will be  2 pieces around 13″ long and one piece about 30″ long.
  • cotton thread for sewing.
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