As I make the linen totes & actually, all bags, I put a lot of thought into the linings. I think the inside should be just as thought out as the outside. When someone opens their bag it’s always nice to have a little surprise. For instance, when I made a blue & white linen clutch with a leather bottom, the lining was a bright yellow gingham check linen. For the insides of the linen totes, I collected antique cotton feed sacks & embroidered linen tea towels. Some have printed logo’s, stamped numbers or selvage woven stripes incorporated into the layout. They are not perfectly pristine. They had lives of their own. Each bag is so full of history from the shell & bridle straps to the linings.