First project on my list is actually an update to a previous craft project.
Remember that purple tote bag I made (see Catching Up: Bags and More Bags)? It was a super pretty bag that could be expanded as needed. Perfect for everyday use. And since making it I got quite a bit of use out of it.
And it certainly shows, and I’m not talking about all those stains which are bad enough.
I used that pretty tablecloth fabric for the lining, and it took a major beating.
The easy thing would have been to just make a whole new bag, but I really like this one. So instead I just made a new lining.
So here’s the before…
I first carefully cut out the old lining and tossed the bag in the washer. Cleaning alone did a world of good. While I waited for it to dry, I got to work on the new lining.
Here are two of the sides, this is before sewing them in the bag.
I used the same purple poplin as the rest of the bag (thank goodness for leftovers) and something else for the pockets, white fleece. It’s super soft, strong, and a little stretchy. Perfect for pockets to hold all of life’s essentials.
Here’s the finished bag lining. Looks so much better than before.
And here it is in action. Now everything is nicely organized, for now.
Here’s the updated list:
One down, seven more to go. And with not even a full week to do it, better get cracking.