Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bigger Basket

I made a second, larger, fabric basket.  This one was based on 3" squares (my prior one was 2" squares). The handles are a single piece of fabric (which I liked better)  It's one square longer than the original design.  Between the bigger squares and the extra length, it's much larger than my first one.  At 12" x 5.5" x 5.5", it could easily hold 30 CD cases lined up in there.

I decided increase the length based on some examples I saw on line.  If I were to make it again, I think I'd keep with the original 6-square length.  The basket tends to be a bit floppy standing on it's own.  If I made this size again I would add interfacing to help keep it's shape.

I was just about done when I remembered to add one of my little seam labels in the inside.  Then, as I finished whip-stitching the inside seam, I discovered a pin buried in the bottom I had put in to mark the center line.  Bah!  I had to pull out my stitching and do it again.

I like how it looks with all the blues and greens.  

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