Baskets

For Christmas, two of my sewed gifts were baskets. The first was a basket for holding coloring pencils. I love the size of Ayumi’s organizer basket. But, then I found out this tutorial. I though it was interesting to fold fabric and use grommets and ribbons to hold the shape of the basket. So, I adapted it to fit the dimensions I wanted and came up with this:

Pen Basket
Pen Basket

The tutorial was calling from some stiff interfacing, but I didn’t have any at home. I used some plastic sheets used for crafts or bag bottoms instead. This was really quick to make and this is definitely something I want to revisit. Along the same idea, I also like those leather coin trays with snaps which makes them easy to fold/unfold. These make great accessories for people traveling.

The second basket I made was to store some TV remote controls. I used a pattern in First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting, book by Christina Cameli. I really enjoyed the free-motion quilting part and the other steps were quick to achieve.

Quilted Bucket

Both projects were fun to make and were appreciated by those who received them!

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