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DIY Hanging Hoop Laundry Bag

By Savvybrown @savvybrownblog

I saw this over on Pinterest, (my new favorite hangout), and I couldn’t resist!

It’s originally from Martha Stewart

This laundry bag has 3 components:

  • 12” embroidery hoop (she used a 14” one, but I felt it was too big.)
  • Standard pillow case (you can use larger if you wish)
  • OR regular sized laundry bag with drawstring
  • Twine, string or ribbon to hang the whole thing up with

I made the pillowcase version, cuz, well, we’ve got a bunch of orphaned pillowcases laying around…

For those of you not familiar with embroidery hoops, they consist of two interlocking rings that are held together by tension from the outer ring in the form of a thumb screw.


DIY Hanging Hoop Pillowcase Laundry Bag

  1. Slip pillow case around the inner ring
  2. Secure with outer ring, and tighten thumbscrew
  3. Slip ribbon, string or rope around or through the thumbscrew
  4. Hang it up!

DIY Hanging Hanging Drawstring Laundry Bag (Martha’s version)

  1. Slip a drawstring laundry bag around the inner ring, letting the drawstring hang to the outside
  2. Secure with outer ring, and tighten thumbscrew
  3. Shorten drawstring if necessary by cutting it and retying it.
  4. Hang it up!
embroidery hoop

12" embroidery hoop

DIY Hanging Hoop Laundry Bag


DIY Hanging Hoop Laundry Bag

pull 1/4"-1/2" edge of the fabric through hoop

DIY Hanging Hoop Laundry Bag

tighten thumbscrew

DIY Hanging Hoop Laundry Bag

attach cord, tie or ribbon

Finished Product:

embroidery hoop laundry bag


Neat huh? It stays open without holding it, so you can easily toss things into it with one hand. (I keep my mine on the inside of the closet door myself.You could get fancy with this and paint the embroidery hoop, or use pretty pink ribbon for a girl’s room. Blue rope for a boy maybe? When I made one of these for Sexy, he hung it withan errant shoelace that had been driving crazy. Every couple of weeks, I pull off the pillowcase and wash it. This has helped us stay organized in our small bedroom. No more mounds of clothes spilling out of that stupid little rattan hamper that never went with the furniture anyway.

  • What are your DIY laundry wrangling ideas?

You can find the items needed for this project in the Savvy Shop

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