Sunday, October 13, 2013

Denim fabric basket - So much fun!

Thank you Pam for your fabulous tutorial!  I am going to teach beginner sewing lessons to  elementary school age children in November.  This lovely adorable basket will be their fourth lesson.
The tutorial is well written and simple to follow.  All my old jean denim was ripped to useable fabric years ago, so I just cut two rectangles the same size as the liner fabric.  This lining is 100% polyester outdoor fabric that is waterproof.  It was left over from repairing deck chairs
As the outdoor fabric is very stiff and strong, I omitted the interfacing.
I did not line up the side seams at the top of the bag before I sewing the lining to the denim outside.  Instead I staggered the side seams so the box corners are square at the bottom which makes it stand up really well. 
 This basket is reversible.
 No buttons, zippers, handles or fasteners. 
 Fill it with goodies for a wonderful homemade gift.
Thank you so much Pam!  Happy stitching all.


  1. Ooooo...I love your little basket. I'm going to have to try making some!

  2. Mmmmmmm, I love all things bags & baskets. I will definitely have to try to make a few. I can see many uses of this cute & soft basket.

  3. Your basket looks fabulous, Tammy!!! Using the waterproof lining adds a whole new dimension to the goodies that can be stored inside. Thanks so much for the lovely words and the link back.

    1. I've featured your baskets today, Tammy...

  4. Nice basket! It's a great idea for the final kids project, I'm sure they will love it.


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