From Beth: Kristine shows us how to fix up all of the old baskets we have around the house (and the great ones you can find while thrifting too!). Her Fabric Liner Tutorial is here, and Kristine’s intro is below (mint condition thrifted Bernina?– Oh my!). Click over to her blog and enjoy her creativity and family life.

From Kristine: Hello, my name is Kristine of limabeanhome. I live in Oregon with my husband and two young sons. My mother taught me how to sew in my early teenage years, but after a few botched skirts and badly sewn dresses, I abandoned it, due to frustration and lack of patience. However, around five years ago as a new mother, I began sewing again after finding a gorgeous old Bernina in mint condition at a thrift store. I discovered I still didn’t like making clothes, but realized there are so many other options and thus began my real love affair with sewing. I started out making and selling pillows, but have since moved on to reusable shopping bags, produce bags and other handbags. I try to make most of my sewing projects eco-friendly and sustainable either in the materials used, or in the purpose for which they are intended. I am thrilled to share this tutorial with the readers of Sew,Mama,Sew!