Anyone got any ideas/links to tuts/whatever on this topic?
I've got a big run of bookshelves round 2 walls of a room. I want to store other stuff in there than books - DH's random tat so it needs to be fairly robust and easy to sling it in, lifting a lid is just far too much like hard work! I want something very very simple I can sew and knock up dozens of the things in a hurry. It needs to be stiff enough to stand up but I don't want to use card or whatever as the sorts of things DH will put in it I'll probably have to chuck them in the wash from time to time.
My current idea is to put some heavyweight iron-on-interfacing onto fabric, make up into a very shallow tote/box bag (without handles) and then bind the top edge. Probably I'd have to topstitch the 4 verticals at the corners to keep it squarish at the top and sitting on the shelf properly. The main box would just be very cheap plain fabric and I'd glue/rough applique fabric shapes to the front.
Any advances on that plan? I'm sure it's been done before and better!