It's the middle of my exam period right now, which, for me, is always an extremely productive time because I'm always looking for an excuse to not study >.> Combine that with the fact that my crafting space is a total mess, and my yarn stash especially was getting completely out of hand, and you have the perfect opportunity for me to try my hand at sewing a basket.
I had some Ikea fabric lying around that I got a few years back (that doesn't seem to end
, which is good because it's gorgeous, but I've seriously made so many things with it, I swear it multiplies or breeds or something because I recall only buying one yard of it) and I used a pillowcase for the lining (as one does, if one is me and has no fabric stash whatsoever).
I loved it so much, and it was so perfect for my yarn, that I made another one to keep the WIPs that are normally just strewn all over my desk.
More Ikea fabric. Ikea has the best fabric for these things, pretty and sturdy and fairly cheap. I also used interfacing for this one, and I love the results.
But I just couldn't stop! I had to keep making baskets! I love them so much that I want to make a hundred and keep all my things in them and possibly sleep in them too >.> So yesterday I made this one too, in a slightly different style:
This one has a piece of cork sheet inserted at the bottom between the lining and the shell so it's sturdier, but I wish I had used interfacing with this one too. I didn't have a specific use in mind for it, so for now I'm just keeping my fabrics in it (and yes, this is my entire fabric stash, told you it was pitiful).
I mostly did my own thing with them, but I was extremely inspired by this brilliant tutorial
, as well as this one
and this one
There are a couple more pictures over at my blog
, along with, as always, a lot of babbling about both my crafting and thought process