Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fabric Baskets

This weekend I finally decided to branch out and make something other than a quilt.  I have been wanting to use this great tutorial from Pink Penguin for what seems like forever!  It was easy to follow the steps, but I made my baskets a bit bigger and the handles a bit thinner.  I love how they turned out, and I'm sure I'll make more in the future!  I think I will use them to hold my scraps instead of the Ziploc bags I'm using now.

Here's a quick list of the measurements I changed:
Patchwork: 8 fabrics, one 3 x 9" piece of each; use them to make 3 four-patch blocks for each side
Base: 9 x 15.75"
Boxed corner: 2.5" (from seam to pointy end)
Handles: 2  1.5 x 17" rectangles
Lining: 19.5 x 15.5"

Finished length: about 10" at base, 12" at top
Finished height: 6.75" (not including handles)
Finished width: 5" at base, about 6" at top


  1. Those are so cute! I may have to make a few.

  2. Love them Mandy! Thank you for the link! I need to make some too.

  3. I love love love love love those and have to make one for me - maybe even tomorrow! I really need one to carry my hand sewing around in. Thank you for the imspiration.

  4. These are just soooo stinkin cute...love this idea! Hope you have a FUN weekend.


  5. Very Cute! Could you share your finished dimensions? Thanks!