Friday, May 23, 2008

Another fabric basket

I am SO groovin' on Pink Penguin's fabric basket tutorial. If you sew, even the slightest bit, you need, need, need to go make one of these!! Her design is so stinkin' cute and her instructions so easy to follow - I don't think it's possible to make one that doesn't look good.

I've been using the red and blue one I made last week to carry around my little fabric squares and needle/thread to make the kanzashi fabric flowers. It's just exactly the perfect size for small stitching projects.

I made another one earlier this week, but changed up the dimensions to make it large enough to work as a purse. (I also changed the orientation of the handles so they're on the long sides now.) The result is this little puppy:


I am SO in love with my new little summer purse! It's just big enough for my wallet, my phone, a pair of sunglasses, my keys, and my Etsy business cards.
It's 6" tall x 8" long x 4" deep. To get this size, I patched together 2.5" squares (instead of 2" in the tutorial), and the large solid rectangle connecting the pieced portions is 12.5" x 8". I also doubled the length of the handles and put them on the longer sides so it carries more like a purse.

14 comments:

Janna said...

Beautiful! I'm so loving your orange fabrics used in this project. I could totally see me using one of these. I need to get off my lazy tail and go buy some pretty fabrics and make one!!

Denise Felton said...

You rock. This is just adorable. And yea for Pink Penguin!

Julie Anne of Diamondmeenuh Creations said...

I LOVE it! The colors and pattern is fantastic and if I could make it work with my wheelchair I think I'd snitch it from you :)

ElegantSnobbery said...

Okay, I am soooo making one of those!! So cute!!

ayumills said...

Wow! You made a super cute basket again!! I love the shinny orange patchwork you did. It makes me want to grab oranges from a grocery store! Thanks so much for making it again and putting my link up! xoxo!

Lisa_in_AR said...

LOVE it and I'm usually not that big on yellow and orange, but this is SUPER CUTE!!!

idyll hands said...

The colors are great! That is just so cute.

billie said...

Very cute, I love the colors, so cheerful! I'm almost done with mine, slow poke here.

Hobocamp Crafts said...

the bag is adorable! I love the denim with the bright orange! Just lovely.

Katherine said...

Wow! I love it! This makes me want to raid my stash and sew! Too bad I only have dark tropical fish prints right now. Guess I'll have to go fabric shopping! (Darn!) LOL!
-Katherine

Albina Rose said...

That is just adorable!! Love your choice of fabrics. I do sew, just not as often anymore. But I have lots of fabric scraps around that I think I may just have to try putting into one of these.

Thank you for your generosity in sharing!

Punkinhead said...

watch out, Idyll will take it as soon as you're not looking - she's an orange fiend. :)

joanie said...

Anne, I LOVE the new look of your site! Really great job you've done. Thanks again for the goodies you sent me, too kind. And these fabric baskets are too cute.

amandajean said...

very nice! I like the pop of colors with the dark denim.