I was so happy with my first fabric basket, that I thought I'd make some more. This time I've used an old pair of denim jeans for the outside and fabric from my stash for the lining. Making fabric baskets from old jeans is not a new idea. Here's a cute set I've previously come across, although the construction is different.
I've experimented with different sizes...
The shortest basket, which is also the widest, has a square bottom. This one will most probably be filled with goodies and given as a gift. It's a cute, little shape and my favourite of the three.
The medium size basket is slightly taller and slightly narrower than the first. I'm keeping this one and using it in my sewing room.
I'm keeping the largest basket, too, but I'm not sure where I'll put it. Here it is filled with lotions and potions.
This month I'm joining in with Wendy, from The Crafter's Apprentice, for her Something Old, Something New Competition. This will be my first entry.
As the name suggests, you have to make an article that incorporates both a pre-loved item and a new item. The legs of my old jeans are the something old and the lining is the something new.
You can enter as many times as you like, so I'm hoping to refashion another garment for a second entry.
I'll do another post with measurements, showing how I made these baskets.
Have you seen our ONGOING link party for Drawstring Bags and Fabric Baskets? Lots of ideas and inspiration.
Edited to add: I've written a tutorial on how to make these Denim Fabric Baskets.