cloth bins, how sturdy?
I am thinking of making my own fabric bins to fit open cubby shelving in my loft. I've found directions for lined bins with cardboard liners for stiffening.
I've used commercial closet maid fabric bins and they seem sturdy enough, but to fit the spaces I have I will need to make them up to 15 inches wide and about 12 inches high 12 to 15 inches deep. Maybe I could slip a thin piece of masonite or plywood for the bottoms in the larger bins.
I'd be storing coned weaving yarns in them mostly, which can get heavy, cones weigh 8 oz to nearly 2 pounds and each bin could potentially hold up to 15 pounds of yarn, though most probably wouldn't have quite that much.