The laundry basket project

When one has demonstrated some sewing talent, there are sometimes requests for help with unexpected projects.

A friend has a frame that sets on some wheels and holds a bag, which she uses to cart her laundry from her house to her line.  The old bag had started to rip along one of the corners, so she asked me if I could help her construct a new one.

I used a home dec weight fabric, hoping that it would last longer than the previous laundry cart bag, which was made with a lighter weight fabric.  I also doubled the thickness where the bag attaches to the frame.

The previous bag was permanently sewn to the frame, but I wanted to make this one removable in case she wanted to take it off and wash it.  I used long strips of 1.5 inch velcro.  Since I didn’t presently have a load of wet laundry to see if the velcro would hold, I used a small child instead.  It seems to work.

The velcro is simply attached to the outside of the bag, and the upper sections fold over the frame to secure.

And my friend has her laundry cart back in action.

3 replies
  1. Laura
    Laura says:

    What a cute bundle of laundry! Just thought i’d let you know you’re showing up as a no-reply blogger. We’re at monument valley tonight, off to Sedona tomorrow, then Grand Canyon, Vegas, Bryce… Wyoming and Montana sounds amazing. Next trip!

  2. Kristy
    Kristy says:

    You wouldn’t happen to have a pattern? I was lucky enough to find an old laundry cart with a ripped vinyl bag and would love to update it!

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