Handmade ‘Baskets’


I’ve seen these reversible fabric ‘baskets’ in a few places lately and have been wanting to try to make some for myself.  I was going to make a tutorial for you, but there are so many online already that I thought I’d try one of those and show you how it went.

I used this tutorial to make two large baskets.  It’s a pretty easy to follow, step-by-step guide – the only part that confused me was that it told me to cut 2 pieces from each of the outer and lining fabrics, which is enough for two baskets.  If you only want one basket, you just need one piece of each fabric (outer and lining).  I was also supposed to fuse interfacing to the lining pieces as well as the outer pieces to make stiffer baskets, but only did the outer piece.  It’s not a big deal – I kind of like how my slouchy baskets turned out, but if you want a really stiff, strong basket you need that interfacing.

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These would look especially awesome if they were made with really bold printed fabrics.  I used remnants from my stash to create these ones because they were my test baskets, but next time I think I’ll splash out on something funkier.

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These baskets are useful for holding all kinds of things – like knitting/embroidery supplies,

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fruit and veges,

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or bathroom goods.

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I think they would make a great gift when filled with goodies – especially for a baby shower or hen’s do.  They’re also really easy to make once you know how, and strangely addictive! I can see the potential to get a little bit carried away making more of these… I’ll be sure to show you my results.

 



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