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.
 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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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

    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

    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

    What a great idea!

  7. 7

    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!