Monday, February 29, 2016

February sewing: sturdy fabric basket

I thought I'd make something practical for my February sewing project. Starting with my problem, which is over-abundance of kid books next to my bed:

I think you can imagine how this happens, especially if you have or know young kids.

I was looking around Pinterest for a free, easy sewing pattern for a fabric basket that might help tidy this mess up, and found this Lillyella Sturdy Fabric Basket which looked like exactly what I needed.

I used this Remix Crosses Black fabric by Robert Kaufman Remix and this Wild & Free "Fletching Chant".

The pattern was sooooo easy, and soooo cute, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

But, if you follow me on Instagram, you know that this bedside scene is an utter and complete lie. Truth is, it usually looks more like this:

I'm not sure why my bedside table has become Grand Central Station, but it has become a depot for all variety of train and car. So, I whipped up another basket for bedside vehicle storage.

For this second basket I used a Black & White Cats fabric from Cotton & Steel, which I loooove, but seems to be out of stock. I refer to it as my Izzy fabric.

I approve.
I'm positive that I'll be making more of this cute little baskets now. Watch out, everyone is getting one as a gift.


  1. Looks great! I've been trying to squeeze some time to make fabric baskets..if I had some cat print fabric may be..he he..

    1. Thanks! I'm looking for a pattern for a slightly larger version, though I guess I could just do the math... these are adorable, but small. I love this cat fabric so much, I have to hoard the rest!!


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