DIY | shibori peg bag9.08.2016
keeping up with the cycle of washing, drying and packing away laundry feels never ending some weeks! my washing line gets a fair amount of use in the summer months so i decided to make myself a shibori peg bag to keep things neat and pretty!
this is a really fun project, if you've never tried it before shibori is a traditional japanese folding technique that produces a variety of cool patterns during dying. i'll tell you how i made mine..
cotton drawstring bag
bucket or large saucepan
- first you need to fold your cotton bags lengthways accordion style.
- once you have folded accordion style take the end (without the drawstring) and fold over to create a small triangle. flip the length over and fold again, keep turning and folding until you have folded the length into a snug triangle as shown above. tie some string or elastic bands around the corners to secure.
(this will create a diamond pattern like mine. i also folded another bag into a square design.)
- next mix up your dye (follow the manufacturers instructions) and dip your fabric bundles into the dye. either submerge for a deep colour/minimal white areas or just dip the edges in for a more gentle pattern. i had mine in for around 10 minutes!
- rinse off your bags. my dye called for a cold water rinse but check what your brand recommends.
go take a peek at my other shibori tutorial for more details and folding patterns!
....i still hate doing laundry but this cute bag make me feel a teeny bit better about it!