May...brings a new Across The Pond Sew Along Project
|Join in with this month's fun project !|
May has arrived, and it's time to tell you what Amy , of Amy Made That! has chosen for this month's sew along project.
The project: Baskets
I don't know about you, but I LOVE baskets!! They rate right up there with my faves.... mug rugs, tote bags, and pouches!!
I not only adore baskets, but actually use them around my house. I'll share some tutorials and directions for a few different baskets with you during May.
|I made this Fabric Basket Tutorial by Ayumi @ Pink Penguin|
This is a little Fabric Basket, made with linen and my scraps. Ayumi wrote a great tutorial at Pink Penguin blog.
After I made this basket, I decided to change the dimensions to make another one to hold Whiskers' cat treats. It is more of a square, and holds 4 pouches of treats.
|"I'd like this one now, please....."|
|The cat treat basket|
One day, I saw some blogs showing how to make a string block. I thought it would be cute to make a small basket with string blocks.
|3 Mini string block baskets (across the front ) ....(the Pink Penguin basket is in the middle back )|
Making a mini string block basket:
I combined the tutorials of Ayumi @ Pink Penguin,
and Sukie @ Sukie (sukieDontYaKnow.com) . Sukie made a great tutorial to show how to sew a string block (into a mug rug.)
What you need:
- 4- 4" x 4" pieces of copy paper (for the foundation.)
- Scraps- 1" x 6" strips (about 8-10 per block) Cut them ahead of time
- 2- 1 1/2 " x 8 1/2 " fabric for top border
- 2- 5" x 8" lining fabric
- 2 - 1 1/2 " x 6 " fabric for handles
- 2 - 5" x 8" Pellon FF987 for string blocks (fuse on after tearing paper away from block)
|These mini string block fabric baskets are good for holding my cutting threads and scraps|
|Three mini string blocks and the Pink Penguin fabric basket|
These are just a few ideas for baskets. I will have more ideas coming up in May.
Amanda @ The Patchsmith and Amy @ Amy Made That! will be sharing their basket projects and other creative ideas this month, too. Hop on over to see what they are making !
If you want to see baskets made by our Across The Pond Sew Along group members, hop on over to the Flickr group . We'll have a thread going so you can ask questions and get more basket ideas and share your experience. We LOVE seeing what you make with us!!
By the way, if you need a gift idea for Mother' s Day, Amy and Amanda's blogs have lots of patterns that would make beautiful Mother's Day gifts for the special moms, sisters and aunts in your family!
Won't you make a basket....