Laundry Hamper Update
I purchased this hamper about two years ago after a long search for something sturdy and attractive.
It was exactly what I wanted and came with a removable cotton laundry bag. The only problem with the bag is that over the last two years it has started to rip in the corners.
I had numerous ideas on how to solve this problem from making a new bag with better grommets to replacing the bag with a tall basket. But the frugal part of me found a different way to solve it. First I removed all the grommets and saved them to be used later on another project.
And then gathered my materials..
Four elastic cut in to 3 3/4" Pieces
And a length of recycled off white woven cotton ribbon.
I then pinned the ribbon around the perimeter of the bag along with the elastic pieces.
I sewed four times around to secure the ribbon,backstitching when I came to the elastic. Once I was done, stitched a re-enforcing box over the elastic pieces.
Very hard to see, but it will help to keep the elastic in place and hopefully prevent it from ripping.
Then I hung it back in the hamper and now it actually fits better since it now sits in the bottom! A super easy project that cost me nothing except about an hour sewing! One more to do project off my list, only 50 plus more to go! Enjoy!