Friday, 16 August 2013

Vintage Flowers Fabric Basket

I've been planning my items for both the Sewing Room Swap and Sew Sew Modern Round 3, and I think I'll end up making both my partners fabric baskets.  Since I haven't made a fabric basket before, I  decided to make a prototype to test out the size and pattern I intended to use.

Fabric basket 

I used the Nesting Fabric Bowls pattern from a cuppa and a catch up, and I think it was definitely worth the cost.  The technique used to make the fabric bowls is not that complicated, but the pattern explains all the steps in great detail, and it includes lots of variations if you want to add handles, pockets, and lots of other good stuff.

Fabric basket 

I am borrowing my friend Anne's Janome while my sewing machine is being serviced and I was tempted by the novelty of fancy stitches to add these to the exterior of my basket.  I think they work really well with the vintage flowers fabric (from Melody Miller's Ruby Star Shining collection and bought at Stitchbird but I'm pretty sure I snagged the last FQ).

Fabric basket 

I lined this basket with one of my favourite fabrics - its an oldie but a goodie from Joel Dewberry's Heirloom line.

Fabric basket

This was a super speedy make (apart from applying the interfacing which always takes me ages - this is a job I would happily delegate to the sewing elves!) and gives a really satisfying result.  I'll be working on my swap baskets this weekend and I can't wait!

Do you have a favourite fabric basket pattern?

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23 comments:

Julie said...

I'm just finishing by first fabric bowl from Nova's pattern too - I've made the 5" one - what size did you do. Definitely a good investment that pattern. Have a great weekend.

sarahquilts.com said...

So pretty! I love how sturdy it looks... the interfacing was worth it.

Liz said...

I love that outer fabric. Nice job on your first basket... I received one made out of that pattern and I love it.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

It's so pretty!

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

That is one of my very favourite MM prints! It looks great Adrianne - I've been wondering whether to buy that pattern, I think you've just decided for me!

DeborahGun said...

really pretty - love the flowers :-)

Clare said...

I love this - you've totally inspired me. Hope you are safe today, fingers crossed for a steady weekend!

Erica said...

So cute. That Melody Miller print is one of my favorites!

dutchcomfort said...

That’s a gorgeous basket! I don’t have a favourite one as I didn’t make any yet..

(I hope you are doing fine Adrianne, I just heard about the earthquake on the news!)

Lyndy at Stitchbird said...

Looking good. I have a secret wee piece of the is fabric stashed away.

Marie said...

This morning on French television I heard about the earth tremor in Wellington
I do hope everything is ok with you.
Your basket is lovely
Marie

Jillian said...

Wow! I love it. These would be perfect for holding fiber. Many times wicker baskets snag the wool. What a great idea - I want one!

Shelley said...

love your basket, it's just so fab!

quiltswithpersonality said...

Gorgeous basket. Love the fabric choice and a beautiful finish. Stopping by from Crazy Mom Quilts. Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet)

Kelly Young said...

Your fabrics are so beautifully vibrant (love that Heirloom fabric too!). These will make really great gifts!

I'm so glad you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Kirsten said...

Really love your gorgeous basket - the MM fabric is beautiful too!

RobinSue said...

Beautiful! I love the outer fabric. The stitching is a great detail.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous basket, and thanks heaps for the link - that's another one for my to-do list :D

Dorfymid said...

I really like your baskets and thank you for the link. I shall just have to buy the pattern, and make some , great gift ideas.

Janine said...

Your basket is beautiful! I love your fabric choices :)

Molli Sparkles said...

Agreed... the stitching on the outside gives it just a touch of industrial edge so it's not too sweet. Brill!

The Sassy Quilter said...

Great basket! I love the stitches and I have some of that lining fabric too, looks perfect.

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