March 26, 2010
Linen Sewing Basket Tutorial
I love these little baskets. They're multiplying around the house like bunnies. There is one for each project I have going. I think I need more!! They hold embroidery thread, rotary cutters, or pincushions perfectly. Let me know if you make one and I'll link to it.
First, you will need a 10 in by 12 in piece of thin cotton batting, your choice of fabric and a medium weight piece of linen. To get the stiffness you need, use 100% linen, not a blend. Cut two 8 in by 1 1/4 in pieces from your linen and fabric you have chosen. Medium rick rack and floss is needed to create the decorative trim. (I used Amy Butler Love Sun Spots in Olive.)
Make a line, with marking pencil one inch from bottom to guide the placement of the rick rack. I like the look of hand stitching, but you could attach this by machine. Carefully open one of the seams to insert the rick rack and sew shut when finished. Trim rick rack.
Stitch the lining to the linen with a blind stitch and you have your basket.
Here's the final project! I used some leaf beads and some rough edged fabric flowers.
Make one to store all that sewing stuff or some Easter goodies. I bet this would work with some heavy weight fabric instead of the linen too!
OK! Go! Go! It can't be as hard as making this happen! *grin*
I'm linking this to Sew and Tell.