make something monday :: laundry bag
I was also inspired to make a laundry bag out of a vintage sheet (I have way to many of these taking up space) because we have three kiddos sharing on very tiny bedroom. There is not a lot of extra floor space in there but you all know how much laundry three kids can produce in a day - an obscene amount. Needless to say we are constantly tripping on it. I wanted to make something I can hang behind the door, easy to haul downstairs to the basement where our washer and dryer reside too!
This was a no frills project and literally took me under an hour. I threaded the ribbon while nursing the baby and patted myself on the back for multitasking! It actually turned out pretty well and so I plan to make another one for our bedroom. Maybe something a bit more fancy - I am in love with this one at urban outfitters but not sure I want to spend the time adding ruffles to a laundry sack myself.
If you would like to make one of these babies too might I suggest using the pattern for a drawstring bag over on the purl bee blog. I just altered the size - I started with a rectangle closer to 72" X 22"..and I also want to note that I used ribbon for my tie but will need to replace it with a heavier duty cord in the near future. I just didn't feel like going to the store for this. Let me know if you have any questions!
also this past weekend my SIL, Jenny invited a bunch of us to a "junk swap" in a few weeks - a party where you bring your junk and trade for new fun stuff too! I think she is positively genius and can't wait. It has given me an even bigger push to continue the simplifying I am committed to in 2011!
Hope you all have a wonderful week - I am planning to back with several more posts too!