Hi! You've seen the striped one *here* before, and above you can see the others I've been working on. These are all part of my Makes for Christmas. I only need 5 for teachers gifts, but they are really fun and easy to sew up.
Today I will show you how to make your very own, very cute, fabric basket.
Finished basket size is 4" x 5" at the base and 4" high.
Heavy Weight Fusible Interfacing
Thin batting, I used pellon cotton
I used a walking foot and topstitch needle for all sewing and construction. I find it helps to move all those layers through the machine.
Sew around the top leaving 2-3" open to turn.
I recommend having the lining on the inside and the layers on the outside. It seems to feed through the machine better this way. Tip #1: I place two pins where I want to stop and start so I don't forget to leave an opening. Tip #2: Back stitch at the start and end so you don't pull open your stitches when you turn the basket right side out.
stitch around the top 1/8" from the edge. This will catch your opening so no hand stitching is necessary.
Any questions? Leave a comment or email me and I'll try to help out.