Today I will show you my new liner for the old factory bin.
Now I warn you, sewing is not my forte. I believe we discussed that a while back when I re-covered the cushions for my outdoor furniture.
I rarely take the old blue monster of a sewing machine out of the closet under the stairs.
Someday I’ll tell you the story behind that monster, but not today. Let’s just say we have a hate/hate relationship and leave it at that.
This is all about making a liner for my bin so I can use it for sorting laundry.
I told you all about this bin yesterday.
The inside was not exactly laundry friendly.
A couple months back Home Depot had a bonus buy on drop cloths. 2 cloths packed together for 9.99, or something like that.
Gail had mentioned it to me so I went to check it out and bought not one pack, but 4!
Just because, well, you never know when you might want to make a slipcover or something.
And they were on sale.
(Mike likes to say I would buy salted bat wings as long as they were on sale. )
In Gail’s post about slip covering a bedroom chair, she mentioned some tips from Miss Mustard Seed’s great tutorial on how to prep your drop cloths for use. (lots of bleach and lots of washing)
So I went ahead and prepped 2 of the packages as soon as I got them home, folded them up and promptly forgot all about them.
Last week, while I was clearing out the laundry room- lo and behold I unearthed a big stack of ready-to-use drop cloths.
I knew exactly what to use for lining my bin.
I won’t go into all the particulars right now, let’s just say I muddled through this project and somehow got it done. Someday if anyone is interested in knowing the details I may just tell you about it.
But only if you ask!
Just remember, I don’t really sew, but I fake it now and then when necessary.
If I were to do a tutorial, it would be titled ‘What NOT to do with a sewing machine’.
Before I go any further, I must show you my secret weapon for this project, it’s called the Quick Pleater. This little tool is so easy to use, even a non sewer like myself can get great results with it! I found out about it from following
Are you ready?
Of course I had to immediately fill it up with laundry, just to try it out.
I’m happy to report it works perfectly!
Now I have to go back and make one for this cart….
Strangely enough, I’m not dreading it!
I’m so excited that I get to link up to Jami’s
‘Air your Laundry Friday‘ party over at Freckled Laundry.
Be sure to get over there to check out the party! It’s all about textiles. This is one party I won’t get many opportunities to join.
and of course to My Repurposed Life-Gail’s Catch-as-Catch-Can fun party with no rules attached. Wouldn’t miss this one for the world.
Also linking to these great parties:
(Note: Please excuse my excessive linking this week, I’m breaking all my own rules here. I’m just so stinking happy with how this one came out I want to share it with the whole world!)
Strut your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple
Everything but the Kitchen sink at A Little Knick Knack
Mustard Seed Creations Furniture Feature Friday
Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special #55