Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Denim Do it All Bins - basket making continues.

My sincere gratitude to Betz White for her wonderful tutorial.  Instead of a boxed corner, this denim bin has a circle bottom.
My basket sides, consisted of six  8 by 14 inch rectangles:
  •  two denim (outside)
  •  two 100% quilting cotton (thread spools print) 
  •  two quilt batting.  
The circles are 9 inches in diameter.
The seam allowance is 1/2 inch.  I pressed the seams open before pinning the circle in place.  The circle seam allowance is cut back to 1/8 of an inch to reduce bulk.
The print circle has interfacing as well as quilt batting on it.  I sewed the batting to the print circle using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
I think this print is totally cool.  Perfect for a thread basket.
The whole bin is only eight seams, which makes them so quick and easy to put together.
Next I pinned the lining sides to the bottom circle and sewed them.
With right sides together, put one bin inside the other, pin the top edge leaving about a three inch gap for turning.  Stitch a half inch seam allowance, trim to 1/8 inch except where the opening is, leave that at half an inch.
Turn it through the opening, then neatly fold the half inch allowance inside, press and edge stitch all the way around the top.
 This lovely denim bin/basket is finished.
 Look what I filled mine with.
As an added bonus, it is reversible.
My husband pointed out that it could be my new hat!
Since there is quilt batting in between the layers, it would be toasty warm!
 Yes, I am wearing pjs.
The hat photos were taken with my Iphone.  It is always challenge to multi-task by being the model and the photographer simultaneously.
Again my sincere thanks to Betz White for her wonderful tutorial.  The next denim bin I make will be using a rectangle for the bottom instead of a circle, that should be fun.
Happy stitching all.


  1. very nice! might have to make this :)

  2. That hat goes wonderfully with the PJ's! It looks like you are having fun :)


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