Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Clothespin Couture

Catching up on my blog reading this afternoon, I found these fun, custom clothespins on Creature Comforts. They have created an easy, step by step tutorial on how to make your own designer clothespins.

All you need is some standard wooden clothespins - generally found in the laundry supply section at stores such as Target (about $3 for 100),fabric scraps in solid colors or prints - light-weight cottons will work best, double-sided tape and scissors.

1.Pull out a strip of double-sided tape that is as long or slightly longer than your clothespin. Attach it to the surface of the clothespin making sure to keep it free from bubbles or creases. The tape should be lined up evenly along one long edge so that the excess hangs off the other sides (seen in the photo above). Trim off excess using your scissors - this works best when the tape-free side is facing towards you while you cut.
2.Place your prepared clothespin tape-side down onto the back side of your fabric (make sure the right side of the fabric is facing down for this step so that it will be displayed correctly when you are done). Turn over and use your finger to press and smooth the fabric onto the tape. Cut excess fabric off all sides - this works best when the fabric-covered side is away from you while you cut.

they also created these adorable pom pom clothespins

you can find all the instructions here
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