I found this at the Thrift Store last week.
I’ve always wanted one, but haven’t been able to find one that is big enough to hold my family’s laundry! This one is big enough and the frame is metal…durability is an important feature around here too! The cloth “bag” needed replacing but I can sew, so I thought “how hard can this be?” I went the next day to the fabric store and found some cream and black striped canvas. There should be a nice picture here of the fabric, but my daughter took that camera card with her to camp….I also had pictures of how I cut the bag apart and made my own pattern. That part all went smoothly. I cut out all my pieces and began pinning and sewing everything together…right sides together, so that it can be turned inside out and have the seams together. I sewed and then zigzagged all the seams
so that they wouldn’t unravel. Once I had everything together, all nice and tight, I tried tried turning it right side out…FAIL!!! I could turn the outside pockets but not the middle one! :( I haven’t sewn anything like this before, so I was very surprised…it looked right, but wouldn’t “turn”.
Talk about frustrated!!!! I started seam ripping ALL the nice tight stitches AND zigzagged edges….ggrrrr….I only had to take apart two of the seams to get the middle pocket out. Then I had to sew that one wrong side to right side in order to get the right side where it needed to be! It made no sense, but it worked! Here is the finished bag “right side out”
and on it’s frame which I spray painted satin black.
It was a major pain to redo, but sooo worth it as it has inspired me to get my “laundry room” on order. That will be another post. :-)I am so excited that this finally worked that I had to share it right away!
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