laurndry hamper liner

we bought a cheap laundry hamper at the beginning of our marriage and like the good newly wed wife i was, i shrunk the lining after the very first washing. sigh. gotta love those first “learner loads” of laundry. so needless to say, the liner has never fit the hamper. and like a good hubby, Davis has put up with this caving annoyance for over 5 years:
any time the liner even saw clothes coming, it caved in. UGH. so annoying. none of the clothes actually made it into the liner, they always ended up on-top of the liner. so basically the liner was pointless. and sorting laundry was a headache. 
so after years of fighting the caving hamper liner, i finally decided to fix it.
 ta-da!
 the best part is, i did not sew an entire basket new liner, i just added a strip of fabric across the top and new ties in the back and it turned out fabulous AND very functional. {those don’t always go together…} and of course i’ve tested it out several times already :)
i’m working on the tutorial today and should have it ready for tomorrow in case anyone else has issues with their hamper/basket liners like i did. or if you just want to update or add color to your liners, this is a simple, easy way to do it.
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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 1
    1 Funky Woman

    I so been guilty of shrinking many a thing! But the laundry liner is a pain. I love the revamp!

  2. 2
    Kelli @ RTSM

    What a cute way to fix that problem!

  3. 3
    Terri(TerriBoog)

    Awesome re-do! I cna't wait to see your tutorial. I need a good one on making basket liners. I'm a sewer wannabee and need lots of guidance!

  4. 4
    Carly

    Lol! I shrunk an identical hamper liner about 5 years ago as well and I have been dealing with the same hamper drama ever since! Thanks for the easy tip. :)

  5. 5
    The Oxford Family

    Love it! Wish I had a hamper like that with a shrunken liner :)

  6. 6
    Oma

    What a great idea!

  7. 7
    slommler

    What a great idea!! Pop out the liner and go to the washing machine? Perfect! And the color of the fabric is so bright and cheerful. So needed for this task!
    Hugs
    SueAnn