I found tons of clothespins at thrift stores last week as well, so the only thing I was missing was something to put them in. I looked all over online and saw tons of tutorials for clothespin bags, but nothing that was really speaking to me. I did fall absolutely in love with these ones here and here on Etsy, but could not justify the cost when I had all the materials and know how on hand to craft one up myself.
So... I mocked up my own pattern (which included taping 2 pens together to get my necessary Seam Allowance - it is OK, you can laugh at me) and threw a quick clothespin bag together last night. Then, when that one only held like 10 pins, I elongated the bag a bit and threw another one together! Second times the charm. I took pics while I was sewing and possibly may post the pattern/tutorial, but am having trouble scanning the image and keeping it true to size, so we'll see. For now, check out my cute clothespin bag from some thrifted goodies (fabric, bias and button), a child size plastic hanger and a dishtowel (the interior fabric and flower).
The flower is on a safety pin, and it has been moved around a bit to find the best possible placement... I like it in the above picture best - plus it helps hold the hanger in place.
I have done at least a load of laundry a day now for about 6 days and only used the dryer on Dave's work shirts 2 times. I've been asked if it bugs me to spend all the time doing the actual hanging and honestly that is the best part... I am able to relax a bit, be outside and keep a closer eyes on the 2 hooligans I call my children. Oh, and I love how amazing our laundry smells!