1 hour basket… or maybe not!

Having seen this little basket all over Instagram, and in need of a quick sewing fix, I decided to give it a try. But I thought it would be more interesting with a patterned front and had also wanted to try paper piecing – so found this economy block which was supposed to be a good starter project. I used grease proof paper to trace the design onto, and made 6 little blocks. This took me 3 hours and I think I need to improve my accuracy as I managed to cut off some of the corners of the squares.

The actual basket did then take me about an hour to complete – although I spent a little extra time adding a little hand embroidery.

I enjoyed the process so much that I then made a second basket for a swap that I took part in (but that is another story!). It is a little pink and pretty for my tastes – but then is was made for someone else.

I would recommend these little baskets as they are quick and easy to make – and make a great place to stash all those fat quarter samples.

Happy stitching everyone!


About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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11 Responses to 1 hour basket… or maybe not!

  1. kathyreeves says:

    Those are showing up everywhere, they do look like the perfect little gift basket!

  2. They’ve turned out really well – well done indeed!

  3. Both baskets are super cute!

  4. Catherine says:

    These look like great baskets! Perfect for a range of bits and bobs.

  5. lbick says:

    Your baskets are super cute! Where did you get the pattern?

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