I recently joined a swap. My secret partner asked for a fabric basket I had never made one before so I made it my task to learn. At first I started little and made a small patchwork basket. I used Ayumi’s tutorial on her blog Pink Penguin. It was super quick and easy. My daughter fell in love with it right away, lol. It annoys me that I switched thread colors in the middle but oh well it will be used and loved anyways.
My second basket I used a tutorial on the sew4home website you can find it here. It was a little bit more finicky but I used some of the methods I learned from making the small one for sewing this one together.
Finally the most exciting part of this basket the basket weave braid star! It is paper pieced using this pattern here. I set my printer to print two of the templates on a page to shrink it down. I didn’t need a huge star. I loved making it and using my teeny tiny pieces of Simply Color.
If you haven't made a fabric basket you should. It is a great little sewing project! I can’t wait to gather up the rest of the stuff for my partner. I hope she will love the basket I send her!