New fashion – old fashioned Peg Bags! Be creative next time you are in need of a new container for your collection of clothes line pegs and brighten up your washing day.
It used to be that all school girls, in their needlework class, learned how to make peg bags. Made with care, to be taken home with pride, and used to hold the clothes pegs. Traditionally, peg bags were made out of canvas or linen, and simple designs would include a large pocket or pockets, on one or both sides, to contain the clothes pegs. Wooden or wire coat hangers were often used, to hold the peg bags on the line.
It is easy today to simply go out and buy peg baskets. There are plastic baskets with molded hooks that you can hang upon the line, sometimes uv resistant, they come in a variety of colors. Similar style metal framed peg baskets are covered with a protective plastic coating. Peg baskets are extremely cheap, functional and they do the job, no doubt of that, but they fail to make a statement, and lack artistic flair.
People tend to leave these types of peg holder out upon the line, finding them to be rusted or brittle in a very short time. If you take the trouble to bring them inside, peg baskets take up a lot of room, and reduce your space for storage.
Peg bags are the answer –space saving and compact – peg bags can hang on a hook, on the back of the laundry or pantry door, in a spare room , or hang on a sheltered outside wall –and look a most decorative feature.
Peg bags whether made from a pattern, or bought from a shop are ultra lightweight yet have plenty of room to hold all the clothes pegs you need. It is easy to grab a handful of pegs from a peg bag and peg your clothes to the line. Some people will make up their peg bags like aprons, saving you even more time when hanging your washing out on the line.
If you are handy with a sewing needle, you can make your own peg bag – or peg bags – they come in handy for gifts and as favors. Or you can take a look around the stores or on internet to find - in retro and modern designs - colorful, stylish, amusing and playful - peg bags to brighten your day.