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« on: February 15, 2012 10:50:36 AM »

The recent craftster blog post with beginner sewing projects inspired me to finally give it a try. I made some wallets and sunglasses holders and then decided to try a fabric basket, inspired by Sinjah's post (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=403060.0). I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out, despite my wonky last-minute interfacing difficulties (I decided it needed interfacing when it was almost completely sewn together) and I plan on making more. For anyone who has made baskets like these, what kind of fabric do you use?

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012 12:11:51 PM »

It is very cute - I like your fabric choice, and it looks very well done. I have made some baskets and boxes, and I think you can use nearly every kind of fabric. But if the fabric is soft, you need some interfacing or even cardboard. But I have also used denim as one of the fabrics, and it made the basket able to stand by it self. I all depends on the size of your basket, too.

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012 12:26:44 PM »

So cute! I have a few of these baskets in different sizes and they're indispensible organizational tools in my sewing room.

If you want a stiffer basket use home decor weight canvas. You can go with or without interfacing then, depending on your preference. Most fabric stores have a bunch of great prints available now, just as cute as quilting cotton. I also like to use linen but unless it's really heavy you'll need some interfacing with that.

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012 01:35:52 PM »

It turned out nice!

I generally use cottons but I also love the new home decor heavier fabrics...even upholstery fabrics...I think once they are filled up, they stand up just fine anyway...and, believe me, once you have them, they get filled up quickly with all sorts of things!

Keep on sewing---I bet you will get through the whole list before long! Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012 03:53:36 PM »

That's so pretty and it turned out great!  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012 10:52:50 AM »

I love your fabrics for your basket, you did a great job!! Cheesy   You can use felt for interfacing or like the others said upholstery or heavier decor fabrics. You can also go to a Tool place like Harbor freight & get one of those denim tarps mostly khakis color but they're big & you can paint or stamp on them & make lots of things out of 1 tarp & get it on sale for under $10. Maybe put it between your other fabrics too!.

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012 04:40:36 PM »

Beautiful! I love the fabrics.

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