Sunday, December 13, 2015

Suitcase Interior Re-Design

This darling little tweed suitcase looked pretty good on the outside, but its interior was showing much wear and tear.

After pulling out the interior lining, 

I purchased some coordinating cotton duck fabric.

I laid out the fabric to fit each side adding about 1/2 an inch extra to fold under creating nice, neat edges.

After getting the shape and size,

I pressed seams under,

cutting small slits in the seam allowances on the corners

to get a smooth, nice, fit.

Then, using craft glue...

and liberally applying it to the suitcase lid,

I glued the new lining in place.

With the inner bottom and top lid covered, I created a band of fabric to go around the inner sides.

The freshly lined suitcase was now suitable to be used in fall displays. A simple swag of shipping tags spelling out "Autumn" and a few vintage thermoses to hold flowers and utensils made it perfectly suited for a harvest picnic.

All photographs taken by Paulette Rodriguez.

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