Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Christmas Fabric Baskets...


Once again, I've used the legs from pre-loved jeans, to make some denim fabric baskets. These little baskets could be used for many things, but I'll be filling mine with chocolates.



My Denim Fabric Baskets Tutorial has been my most popular post and these Christmas baskets are made using that tutorial. They are VERY quick and easy to make. 

I've used an obvious Christmas themed fabric for one basket, whilst for the other two, I've used a red and white fabric that looks Christmassy, but the baskets won't be confined to just being used at Christmas.

The tutorial gives instructions to make the baskets in three different sizes, but you could vary the measurements to make different sized baskets to suit your needs. These three baskets each measure 4" x 4" x 4" and are made from a pair of my jeans that unfortunately, no longer fit.

I ended up putting sewing bits and pieces in the first three baskets I made. I was going to give one away as a present, but ended up keeping them all for myself. The baskets sit on a shelf right next to where I sew and contain things I frequently need when at my machine.

Christmas is just under a month away. Hmmm... I wonder whether these chocolates will make it to Christmas. One, or two, or maybe even more chocolates were eaten during the photo shoot. If you could see my desk, you'd be able to count the empty wrappers... LOL!!!

What would you put in these Christmas baskets?

I'm adding my Denim Christmas Baskets to the Refashioning with Denim and the Drawstring Bags and Fabric Baskets link parties, here on Threading My Way.

... Pam

49 comments:

  1. Very pretty!! I am making candy gift baskets for my cousins for Christmas this year too, will have to dig out some old jeans for it!

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  2. Cute with denim and what a great idea using the legs of jeans.

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  3. I love these - I love the baskets anyways, but using Christmas fabric (and then tucking in some candy) is such a cute idea! I wonder if I have any candy cane fabric down in the dungeon - I love putting candy canes in my front hall for when the boys get home from work or for company that drops by - they'd be even cuter in a candy cane basket!

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  4. You are getting great value out of that basket pattern Pam! I have a store of jeans just waiting to be cut into, but it won't happen before Christmas now!

    They would be lovely filled with scented pinecones if I do manage to get round to them :)

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  5. These are just adorable and I have 2 pairs of jeans waiting to be recycled! Thanks you for the inspiration.

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  6. These are so cute, especially with the Christmas fabrics. I made a couple about a year ago but mine are huge in comparison.

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  7. Your denim basket will be great for Christmas gift! If any candies are still left on Dec 25 :)

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  8. Great idea! Have a nice Christmas. Tina

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  9. what a cute idea! Hard to believe Christmas is almost here!

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  10. What a cute idea for holding candy!

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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  11. How cute are these!? I could totally use about 20 of them to give as gifts to neighbors and friends! Adorable.

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  12. So cute. What a great idea. Now to find an old pair of jeans..... Cheers.

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  13. Oh that's a great idea, I love the Christmas theme - saves oin wrapping too :)

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  14. Love your baskets! What a fabulous idea. Perfect gifts as well. Kudos.

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  15. Really cute baskets and a great way to recycle old denim!

    T'onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  16. Just gorgeous! I'll try that! Thanks for sharing, Pam!
    Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  17. Great Christmas baskets Pam!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  18. Fantastic idea! I've got a stack fo jeans - hope to give it a try after the holidays!

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  19. These are adorable! If they were mine, I'd definitely fill them with Christmas candies! Wonderful tutorial as well!

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  20. Great idea! I really need to try this.

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  21. What sweet little bags Pam, perfect for the holidays or any time a gift is needed! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  22. So cute! What a perfect holiday creation!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  23. How cute! I LOVE that its a denim base! It gives it a homey feeling! I'm putting this on my list of things to make!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  24. Leaving here to see your tutorial on how to make these adorable baskets. I can think of a hundred ways to use these!

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  25. I love this idea! I'm putting these on my list of things to be made!

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  26. Love these festive buckets! I definitely want to try making these. I found your blog via the link party :)

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  27. Absolutely fabulous and great timing for sharing..xxxx

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  28. Gorgeous. And very handy for gift giving! I've got some jean legs laying around.....

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  29. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  31. I love to keep our old jeans for little projects and this is perfect! I'd love to make some for the Fourth of July, too, as they look so cute with the blue & red!

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  32. Too cute!!! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

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  33. These are so cute, love them!

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  34. These are absolutely adorable!!!

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  35. Those look cool! :D I have some jeans legs that are waiting to be used, too--might have to give this a go!

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  36. Great job on these, Pam! I particularly like the contrast of the red fabric! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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  37. These fabric baskets are ADORABLE!! And they look easy enough that even I could make some!

    Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'.
    I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure
    to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

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  38. Those are super fun, I love them! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  39. So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ..." We've also got a fun Christmas Wish List Giveaway going on which includes a chance to win a Blend Tec. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  40. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my tabbed sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  41. I love these! I can see do many things going in these. I found you on Diana Rambles Pin me linky. I'd love for you to share on Thursday's Treasures. <3 and hugs!

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