I love my clothesline. Really love my clothesline. My husband did an amazing job building it. But what was I supposed to do with all those clothespins? I have about 200 of them and I didn’t want to leave them on the line out in the weather to get ruined. And I didn’t want to throw them in a box or plastic container. I wanted something that would make hanging diapers (or clothes) faster and easier. I remembered my mom having some sort of bag thing when I was growing up to store her clothespins in and so I went to one of my favorite website – Etsy – and typed in clothespin bag and that is when I found Chez Lélé!
Here is a little bit about the woman behind the fabric:
Amy Mahon grew up surrounded by fabric and thread – her mum was a dress-maker and she spent hours playing and learning with her amazing collection of buttons! 9 years ago Amy moved to the south west of France, with her husband Steve and their son Diesel, 4 years ago. Now, with Diesel at school in the local village, Amy needed a new focus so she decided to return to her roots and sew! “I make what I like, what I think I’m good at and also things that I think you would love to receive or that will make you smile when you use them!”
Amy makes all kinds of wondeful goodies – pillow covers, keyfobs, magnets, lavender sachets and more. But you know my favorite thing she makes is the clothespin bags!
Each bag is made from 100% cotton fabric that has been pre-washed to help avoid shrinkage and measures 15″ high and 13″ wide at the widest point. The round opening begins 8″ from the bottom and is the perfect size for your hand to fit in and will accommodate tons of clothespins. Amy quotes it to hold 150 clothespins, but I know that I have 200 in mine! Amy is very diligent about making sure her creations live up to the highest standards so all her seams are double stitched for neatness and strength.
I was also extremely impressed by the quality of the hanger Amy includes with her clothespin bags. Each bag comes with a solid beech and stainless steel hanger that can be easily removed when your bag needs washed. And of course you should line dry it!
There are so many super cute prints to choose from to – check out some of my favorites…
Want your very own clothespin bag? You can purchase one from the Chez Lélé Etsy shop for the very reasonable price of $15 – shipping to the United States is an additional $9.90, but still definitely worth it! If you order before the end of August you will get FREE shipping – all you have to do is use promo code “DIESEL1”. I love that I can just slide my clothespin bag along the line when I am hanging up Sugar’s diapers or taking them down. And guess what! Amy has very generously offered a giveaway to one lucky reader – just use the super simple Rafflecopter entry form below.