Helpful Hint - Stock up on just regular zip lock baggies to store items that may leak - creating quite the mess. This does not add weight to the bag. The reason we do not use a heavy plastic lining is because the lining eventually rips away from the bag and cannot be safely washed and dried. Just throw the zip lock away when needed and your Beautiful Eye Catcher Bag with last for years! Just wash & dry as many times as needed.