Happy Mother’s Day! I hope that everyone is having a great day! We had a nice sunny day here with warmer weather so that made it very enjoyable.
On one of my many, many visits to Pinterest I saw this great tutorial for a fabric basket by the Pink Penguin and I decided to give it a try. I took pictures of each of the steps while I was making the basket but it seems that I have now lost my camera! GGRRRR! Fortunately, I took a picture of the finished project on my cell phone and sent it to my mother so I have a nice picture of the fabric box finished. However, I am missing the step-by-step pictures. The original tutorial, though, has good pictures so if you would like to make one of these fabric boxes I would visit the Pink Penguin blog and read through her tutorial. Hopefully I will find my camera soon and can upload the pictures that I took. So, I apologize in advance for not having the step-by-step pictures.
The only materials that I needed were two pieces of fabric (one for the main color and one for the lining) which were each 13″x7″ and one piece of fusible fleece which was 14″x8″. The original tutorial used cotton batting but I chose to use the fusible fleece because I had that in my stash.
The tutorial is very easy to follow and it did not take long at all to complete. One thing that I did at the end of the tutorial was to top stitch my four corners. When I just top stitched around the top of the basket it left the corners looking very round. Once I top stitched the four corners it caused the basket to have a much better shape.
This little basket is so cute and you could use it for almost anything. I like to drink tea so I put some tea bags in mine. It could also be used to hold spools or bobbins of thread, scissors, pens and pencils or pretty much anything small. I think that it would also be nice to give as a gift if you put something inside of it like tea, fancy pencils or small things like that. It’s also a good way to use up some of that fabric in your stash.
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