Whoa! I’ve been gone for a good long while, eh? Things have been crazy since my husband quit his job to work for me. I had 2 work trips and our whole house got hit with the flu. So, if you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, that’s the answer. Now that we are all back in good health I’m ready to launch a new video tutorial! It’s been a while, I know. It’s a lot to handle when you’re a one woman show.
With Easter around the corner I thought you would enjoy a fun and easy beginner sewing project that is sure to make you the star of the party! This is scrap friendly and would be great for a child’s easter basket, a gift basket or even a cute organizer for your sewing room or bathroom.
The fabrics I used in this video tutorial are from Caravelle Arcade by Jennifer Paganelli for FreeSpirit Fabrics. You can check out her blog here. She designs some beautiful fabrics!
The finished basket I teach you how to make in this video tutorial measures roughly 7″ x 7″ x 5″.
Heads up! If you want to make the cute little boxes you see in my pictures you can create them the exact same way as in the video except you start off with two squares of fabric that measure 10″ x 10″ and for your corner measurements use only 2″. Leave off the handle and that’s it! I love to store my wonder clips in my little box. You can make these in all different sizes by playing around with your dimensions. So, have fun!
Supplies you’ll need for this project:
• One square of outer fabric that measures 18″ x 18″.
• One piece of batting slightly larger than your outer fabric.
• One square of lining fabric that measures 18″ x 18″.
• One square of lightweight fusible interfacing that measures 18″ x 18″
• Wonder Clips (highly recommend)
• Sulky KK 2000 (temporary spray adhesive)
• Basic sewing supplies: rotary cutter + mat, pins, ironing board + iron, scissors, etc.
Now I’ll leave you with the video tutorial! Hope you enjoy it and get a chance to whip some up this week either for yourself or as Easter baskets for your loved ones. Happy sewing!