I love fabric baskets! They have so many uses and best of all, can be made in your favourite fabrics. I mainly use mine to help organise my sewing bits and pieces but you could use them to store toys, stationery, bathroom things, the list is endless. And I love crafty swaps, so I thought I would combine the two together! For those that have registered to participate in the Fabric Basket Swap that I am hosting, here are the details:
- This is a secret swap, so please try not to give away who you are making for.
- Feel free to post photos of your fabric basket progress on social media, I’m sure we would all love to see what each other is making. I will be using the tag #fabricbastswap2014 on Instagram.
- Please have your fabric basket in the mail by Friday, September 5, 2014. You can mail earlier, but please not before August 22 .
- You can send small extras with your basket, it is not a requirement though and is totally up to yourself.
- Fabric baskets can be as small as 6″ x 6″ x 6″ and as large as 10″ x 10″ x 10″. They can be any shape you like.
- If, for any reason, you are unable to complete your fabric basket, please advise me as soon as possible so I can ask for the help of a swap angel. You can email me, send a message via my FB page or on IG.
I used the Nesting Fabric Bowls pattern by Nova from A Cuppa and A Catchup to create the fabric baskets in the above photo. It is an easy pattern to follow and provides the instructions to make 6 different sizes and some variations like adding handles or making the baskets square. Here are some others that I have made.
The two smaller ones at the front I purchased from Piggledee. She makes wonderful items using the sweetest Japanese fabrics. I used the ‘Fabric Bins’ tutorial over at the Birch Fabrics blog to create the fabric basket in the back middle. It is a very easy pattern to follow and sew. I recently purchased the Divided Basket Pattern by noodlehead which I am very excited to try. I am hoping to get a chance to make it over the next couple of days so will post photos when I finish the basket. If you would like some more inspiration for fabric baskets please have a look at my Pinterest board ‘Time for Fabrics’.