So the sewing muse (aka Sandra of Suddenly Sandra
) mentioned making fabric baskets from denim and this picture of my denim scrap pile came to mind:
Actually I only had to look in the corner of the sewing room to see this. I took my stash of scrap denim out about a week before when I was thinking that I really should do something with it. It was supposed to turn into a rag quilt long ago. Stealing Sandra's ideas has become a habit, so here is my new button basket!
|I liked the idea of "labeling" the button basket with buttons.
My previous button storage:
|Okay, maybe I do buy too many buttons. |
My plan was to use my twin needle again, but you know how plans go. I broke the needle on the first row! My own fault, too. Must remember to make sure the needle is screwed in tightly in the future. Instead, I used a simple decorative stitch to attach the batting to the denim. The dimensions are the same as I used for the Asian fabric basket in the last post
, 24x18 1/2 inches, I left the handles off this basket, but I miss them. The new denim ribbon basket will have handles--with ribbons, of course. Check out Sandra's blog for her fabric baskets and a link to the original tutorial here
|It's not even full. I may have to get more buttons while I'm shopping for a new twin needle or two.|
Awesome denim fabric basket!!! Love the decorative stitching.ReplyDelete
Oh I love that! I love buttons too! I have never made a sewn basket before. I hope there are some instructions at Suddenly Sandra. I'm off to check her out! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
It turned out so cute! Love the button touches :)ReplyDelete
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I LOVE THAT! I love how you embellished it --- don't be too surprised if I make one that's eerily similar to yours - LOL!!! Thanks for noting what size fabric you used - I'll try to remember to do that as well in my blog posts - it's good for people reading your blog post who might want to make a similar bag (I always like having sizes/measurements right there for me to use or adjust), and a good reminder for when you make another one. It would also be easy to size up or down knowing what the original size was :DReplyDelete
P.S. Not sure how much sewing I'll be able to do this weekend - I bought new curtain panels for both boys' rooms and for the 3 big windows in our kitchen - the kitchen ones all need to be resized and "rejigged" with theme fabric, all 4 panels for one boy's room need to be shortened, and all the windows/frames/sills etc. need a heavy-duty cleaning. We bought new curtain rods for the kids' rooms so those have to be installed too. We'll finish the boys' rooms this weekend, then I can work slowly on the kitchen stuff - the hardware is already up so the rest of the work is mine, lol.ReplyDelete
Love how this came out!ReplyDelete
What a great idea using denim for baskets, love the embellishments too.ReplyDelete
Great use for old jeans! I love all the buttons on it too. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot for this useful infoReplyDelete