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.