Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Make a Peg Bag from Baby Clothes


A homemade peg bag hanging on the line I originally came up with this idea when my son was a baby. I'm not claiming credit for it, there are probably other versions out there, but it all started, when I realised he would be my last baby. And my
only boy. So, I was kind of sad about throwing out his little tiny baby clothes. There was one item in particular that I was not keen to cast out, and crammed him into it for as long as I could, and that was his very first football shirt! I wanted to hang on to it, but I didn't want it to languish in a box in the loft. So I needed something practical to turn it into, so it could be used and enjoyed! This pegbag is so easy to make, and every household needs one.



I thought this peg bag would make a really personal and unusual gift for Mothers Day and you don't have to be remotely talented to make it, as I have shown! I have put together some very simple instructions, so even the most sewing-phobic can have a go!

Pink baby dress

Firstly, find a suitable item of cuteness. Ideally it needs to be short sleeved, or sleeveless, with a fairly wide neck opening. This pink dress is ideal, because it has buttons down the back, so you can make the neck as wide as you need. Next, turn it inside out and pin a line along the bottom of the dress, taking care to ensure the sides meet all the way across. Using the pins as a guide, sew a seam along the bottom of the dress. As you can see from the pictures, it does not have to be perfect! 

Inside out dress

 You can do this by hand, it doesn't take long, or with a very basic sewing machine. I used a machine, just for speed and general laziness. Once the seam is finished and secured, just turn the whole thing right side out, and you're pretty much done. Add a child's coat hanger and some pegs! I love this design best, using a lovely frilly dress, I think it's got a real country cottage feel, but it works equally well with T-shirts. Don't forget, you can still make this if your children are bigger, just pay a visit to your local charity shop or jumble sale. Baby clothes get hardly any wear, so there's lots of lovely items to be found!

Finished peg bags


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17 comments

Anonymous said...

Great idea to reuse your boy's first clothes in this way.

Lorna mai ltd said...

this is an amazing fun and creative idea. Definitely one that should be passed around mother's groups. I know plenty of mother's that would love to do this even if Mother's day wasn't around the corner. I like the way you don't have to be great at sewing! The only thing, how do you decide which items of your child's clothing to use? thanks for sharing.

Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe said...

What a fab idea and a great way to get use of some keepsake clothes!

Chloe Griffiths said...

cute little dresses :) x

Orli D said...

Such a clever idea to keep the baby clothes and still have use for them! I have to admit I didn't save anything, nothing survived my youngest in a usable state... :)

Kate Thompson said...

What a lovely idea. I have a few outfits from all mine but they are carefully wrapped in the loft :)

Michelle Ordever said...

A great way to upcycle!

I recently posted: A February Walk in Bedford's Country Park

Sylvia F. said...

Great idea! My step mum still have some clothes from my little brother, she's apparently keeping them for me :D

lisa prince said...

i have no space to store 7 kids clothes in my house for later when my children have children lol,

Vai Chin said...

This is just so cute. Great idea to get some more fun out of barely used clothes.

Kizzy said...

Great idea

Sonya Cisco said...

Awww what a sweet idea! Lovelt to have some mementos oh when they were small!

cashakay said...

What a brilliant idea! And you could use so many different things to make one - genius!

Kara Guppy said...

What a lovely idea - I turned all sebum's baby gros into a teddy bear

Agata Pokutycka said...

What a fab idea! Something useful and with special memories attached to it... nice one!

Michelle Ashmore said...

Lovely idea, let us hope we can get the clothes pegged out soon, I'm sick of the dryer being on all the time!

Lori | Wild and Grizzly said...

Such a cute idea, my nanna used to have a clothes peg bag from one of my mum's dresses. I can still remember it! x

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