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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Made It: Fabric Basket (+ Tutorial conversion)

I really love these cute baskets from vligtig (she's from the netherlands), but all the measurements are in cm. I decided that since I want to make one and am going to convert all the measurements anyway, I might as well post them to share for anyone else who wants to try them out. You'll still have to go to her blog for the instructions, but I'll put any changes here. :)

I think this will be the perfect thing to put all of my sewing scraps in until I have enough to sort. I really don't want to put scraps away every time I get one or two, so now I'll be able to get a good collection and just do a bunch at once, but still have some kind of order to my craft area. :) Looks like it's already time to sort my scraps.

Here we go:
seams are 3/8"

  1. you need three fabrics (two for the outside (A &B), one for the inside (C))
    1. Fabric A, 2 - 8 1/4" by 2 1/4"
    2. Fabric B, 8 1/4" by 7 1/2"
    3. Fabric C, 8 1/4" by 10 1/2"
    4. Iron on Interfacing, 8 1/4" by 10 1/2"
    5. two ribbons (or fabric for handles), each 2 1/4" long
  2. making the bottom (step 5): line should be 3"
instead of ribbon I made two straps out of fabric. I cut them 1" wide and about 4" long. I folded it in half, then folded the edges into the middle and sewed along each edge. I've had bad experiences with ribbon breaking and ripping, so I thought this would be a longer lasting solution.

Can I just say that seeing the numbers 22 by 20, even though they are cm, made me think these were going to be really big. It turned out a LOT smaller than I was expecting, but I really like it. :) Plus... it was SO FAST! Always a bonus. ;)

I'm kind of on a role with using gray with all of my "sewing room" accessories. (I don't really have a sewing room. Really it's a corner in our bedroom.) This will match perfectly with my new pincushion, plus another project I'm just about done with. :) Love it!

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  1. Ooh, nice scrap basket! Way better than my mop-bucket-turned-scrap-basket ;)

  2. Ha! My sewing room is a corner of our bedroom too!! I really love the scrap basket - nice colors. I wandered over from Quiltstory :)

  3. Great sewing basket. I don't have a sewing room either; half of the master bedroom is my sewing room because the room is quite large, thankfully! I have no complaints about that; I'm just grateful to have a place where I can leave out what I'm working on!
    Mrs. Hearts

  4. I love that I'm not the only one whose sewing space is in their bedroom. ;) I don't mind... though I don't know if my hubby always feels the same. ;)

  5. Love the basket. I made several from a similar pattern for the holidays. They made a great gift box when wrapped in celophane and a bow. By the way I,m here from QuiltStory.

  6. Tink's mom - that is such a great idea!! :) I just may have to use that idea. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Love this basket! I've been looking to make something like this! Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Nice basket--and good work on the math, too. It will help your boys so much to have a mom that isn't afraid of numbers.

  9. Very cute! You can never have too many baskets...especially cute ones!

  10. Beautiful baskets! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

  11. Great job! I like that you converted to inches (even though I'm Canadian, sometimes inches is easier to estimate size with -- don't tell anyone!). I made a basket today from a different tutorial. With a toddler running around it was fun times, but I loved how it turned out. Will try this one next! Thanks!


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