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Drawstring Travel Laundry Bag

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Materials:

  • About 1/2 yard main fabric (fabric A, in my bag it’s the tan)
  • About 1/4 yard accent fabric (fabric B, in my bag it’s the patterned fabric)
  • 2″ x 2″ scrap of fusible interfacing
  • Matching Thread
  • Freezer paper
  • Fabric Paint

Click HERE for the how to

Also: think about adjusting the size for your son’s or daughter’s dorm room

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Crafts, Gift it, Recycle it, Sell it, Sewing, Travel

 

Laundry Room Makeover for Less Than $100

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Read all about it HERE

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2014 in $ave it, Around the house, Buy it, Workshop

 

Dry Erase Laundry Messages

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Use a dry erase marker to let everyone know which clothes in the washer do not go in the dryer… Genius!

 

pic via pinterest

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2014 in Around the house, Communicate it

 

Hanging Clothes Laundry Shelf

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Laundry shelf does double duty Sometimes you just need another place to hang clothes, like on the shelf over your washer and dryer. Turn the edge of that shelf into a hanger rack by pre-drilling some 3/4-in. plastic pipe and screwing it to the edge of the shelf. Check it out HERE

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2013 in $ave it, Around the house, Organize it, Workshop

 

Chicken Wire Laundry Basket

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There are no instructions supplied here. So let’s make some up!

You’ll need:

  • Circle of wood
  • Wire
  • 4 caster rollers, and appropriate washers and screws
  • fabric
  • rope
  • tools and sewing equipment

Basket:

Use wire cutters to cut off every other horizontal section to make tabs as in photo. Fold over and wrap your wire around wooden circle as in photo. I would overlap the wire up the side a bit for strength. You could use the small cut-offs to secure the sides (just make sure they wont grab at the fabric)

Bag:

Cut a circle of thick/strong fabric same size as wood circle. Cut another the same size and length of wire sides – but taller enough to fold over for the rope drawstring. Sew pieces together and fish the rope through. voila!

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2013 in Around the house, Crafts, Organize it, Recycle it, Sewing, Workshop

 
 
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