Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Gathered Round Fabric Basket...

Here's my latest project... a gathered, round, fabric basket, made from the same brown fabric used in my favourite drawstring bag... Fluttering Wings and Colourful Things, Cynthia Coulter, from Wilmington Prints. 


Lisa, from A Spoonful of Sugar, added her gathered, round, fabric basket tutorial to the Drawstring Bags and Fabric Baskets link party, here on Threading My Way, a couple of weeks ago. The little basket appealed to me: both the design and the fact that I knew it would be super quick to make.


Somehow or another, this little basket jumped the queue and made its way to the top of my very long To Do list. It's made from small pieces of fabric and came together very quickly. Instead of slip stitching the binding in place, I've used my machine to stitch in the ditch, which makes the inside not quite as neat and prevents the basket from being reversible, but cuts down on the time to make it.


Lisa's fabric basket was featured at All Free Sewing, as one of the 100 free top sewing tutorials for 2012, in the DIY Organisers category, along with my fabric basket.

I'll be making more of these little baskets, but they are going to have to wait their turn in the queue.

... Pam

13 comments:

  1. This is so cute. I've been wanting to make one too, maybe mine should jump the queue of my to do list.

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  2. such a lovely basket! I pinned this tutorial but, of course, haven't got round to making it!

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  3. That looks like a very handy basket to have around Pam!

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  4. I have made that tutorial before--using scrappy patchwork for some versions. They are easy and satisfying!

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  5. Pam i love your fabric baskets. although i used to make either straw, raffia and rope baskets. The only cloth connected baskets was when i wrapped rope or torn cloth with cloth . Strangely enough lately i am thinking to resume doing this,,, amongst other reasons because it will use some of my left overs,,,, and because it is a nice way to express myself in 3D.
    mirjam

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  6. By the way forgot to tell you you can see some of my baskets
    http://differentart.org/2011/09/28/%D7%A1%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%A2%D7%A9%D7%95-%D7%9C%D7%9B%D7%9D-%D7%A1%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D/
    In the lowest photo the blue baskets is made by wrapping cloth over a rope ,
    mirjam

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  7. Oh, this will be great as Easter basket with a handle!
    Congratulations on being featured!

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  8. I love that! And our sewing queues need to be flexible because sometimes things just NEED to be rearranged, lol!

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  9. This is one of the most beautiful fabric basket I've seen, especially in the category "easy to do" thanks for sharing all the information. I also follow the blog of Maria (Mia's creation) and I saw the basket she has done from the tutorial ..... I also wanna make one!!
    Marisa.

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  10. Hi found you through Sew Cute Tuesday and love these little baskets, can see loads fo uses for them, might just have to have a go myself, thanks for the inspiration :)

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  11. Very cute! I've had my eye on making one for a while.

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  12. I was thinking of using a machine stitch on the binding if I made it too, quick is good.

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  13. Machine stitching the binding would cut the time down even more...

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