nly went wrong once, my sister washed one where I had bought a curtain lining fabric for the bag lining as it was the right colour, and the colour bled. That was the only time. Nowadays I do buy new fabric more often so I tend to pre-wash it before I make the bag, just to be safe. Other than that I try not to put them down anywhere that might be dirty!
Yes, I have used Scotch Guard on bags, but usually when they are for someone else. I've no idea if it helped keep them clean, but I haven't heard bad news from any of owners.
I usually list the patterns and makes of my fabrics in the blog. We bought these in Dunelm in Norwich, they were all curtain/furnishing fabrics, what you call Home Dec. The turquoise was a lining cotton, the taupe was a loose weave heavier curtain fabric, the butterflies a smooth medium weight curtain fabric. Other than checking they are washable I don't remember if they were cotton or poly cotton mixes except the "Vintage Butterflies" by Fryetts which was 100% cotton.
The pink bag was also Home Dec for the exterior fabrics, and quilting cottong for the lining/binding.
Hope that helps!…
ue-grey silk dupioni for the curtains. And he wanted to keep his royal blue comforter.
The search for coordinating fabric was not fun...fabric stores had nothing...online was WAAAAYYYY too expensive.
I came across Raymond Waites shower curtains and tablecloths at an off-price store! Coordinated perfectly! The extra width allowed the pillows to have wide knife edges!
The tablecloth is the print, the shower curtain had those wonderful scrolls. The blue-grey dupioni is the bolster shape, and the royal blue golf shirt represents his comforter (we live 2,000 miles away).