I’m so happy to have them done in time for tomorrow! I bought the canvas for another recent project so all the fabric was already on hand except the blue gingham lining that my daughter picked out at the fabric store today. I could have used stash but I love that she helped.
I watch sewing videos at night whilst relaxing to get sleepy so I’ve seen lots of basket construction. I just winged these starting with a long wide strip of batting I sewed pieces of quilting cotton to qayg style, then cut into 3 strips, one for each basket.
There is some stiff interfacing inside on the lining fabric, I chose that instead of foam so the top edge can be folded down for more versatility. And so they can be folded for storage because I am not doing this again next year. They each loved their baskets full of carrots & said they’ll never get too old for candy, silly me.
I love these! I really like the single scrappy band. It adds such a fun pop of color while maintaining a very orderly look to the overall basket. That blue gingham is the perfect spring touch to transform it into something Eastery.
What a great destash project! I love the little pop of blue on the top of the two baskets for a little extra oomph! They’re amazing since there’s no hand sewing. That can always deter me from finishing a sewing project even though it really doesn’t take that long!