baskets

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Although I haven’t been posting regularly, I have been thinking of blogging often, and so I have taken numerous pictures over the past few months meaning to post them on here. These are a few pictures I took in May when I was wanting to find a cheap and attractive way to store some of my yarn stash. I wanted to put the yarn in baskets, but I didn’t want it to be ruined by getting stuck on the rough spots of the baskets. I looked around at many different stores, but all of the lined baskets were over $10 a piece, which I was not willing to pay.

I found some baskets that looked like ones you’d use for apple-picking for $3 or $4 each, and I got three of them. However, the were rough inside and didn’t look as nice as I wanted them to, so I decided to line them. I picked up some white cotton fabric and ribbon at the boutique’s sewing room. (The “boutique” is a building full of free items that have been donated for those working in our group of organizations, and the sewing room is my absolute favorite part!) I cut out and sewed the fabric into three different covers for my baskets, and pictures are below!

I sewed the inside of each basket:

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I added different outer edges to each one, leaving room for the handles:

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I cushioned the handles and wrapped the white ribbon around them:

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Finally, I used elastic to finish one of the baskets and tied ribbon around the outside of the other two.

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Published in: on July 3, 2007 at 3:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

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