Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Finishes: Fabric Baskets

So, part of my plan for January was to make at least four things this month.  I've done some tea towel embellishing, a couple zipper pouches, but this is probably my fabric finish this month.  These fabric baskets are great scrap busting projects.  I found the tutorial in an old sewing magazine.  I had left it flipped open on my sewing room floor which is apparently a secret message to cats that you want them to puke on it.  Because that is exactly what Gargoyle did.  Puked on both pages.  It was grand.  Luckily, I found it before it had crusted on forever ruining the pages.  So got rid of the puke and gently scrubbed the pages.  It can still be read and these are actually the fourth and fifth baskets I've made.  I made three of the small size over Christmas and then these two.

Using up some old stuff!

I love them for several reasons.
  • It's a good way to use scraps up.
  • No zippers, buttonholes, or snaps.
  • Only two pieces to cut out.
  • Great for storing things: yarn, beauty supplies, mail, cat toys, and yes- even more fabric.
If you want to see how to make them without looking at cat puke, there's a tutorial on Birch Fabrics which uses the same principles but are different sizes than the tutorial I use.

P.S. These are a great project if you're new to sewing too, so beginners, don't be afraid to give it a try.

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