I'm super excited to be participating in Sew We Quilt's Wicked Blog hop!
I LOVE Halloween, it's such a fun holiday to decorate for and celebrate. I knew that I wanted to make something functional for this hop...what;s more functional than a treat basket?! Urban Threads had an awesome sale on embroidery patterns, and I went a little nuts and loaded up on the Halloween designs. I found this one and knew it would be perfect for a treat basket!
Besides who doesn't have a need for more baskets?!
I found an awesome purple and black batik and some skeletons at JoAnn's that were exactly what I was looking for. I used one of my new faves:
it's a water soluble stabilizer that you can run through your printer to print your pattern directly on. I used some decor bond and some fusible fleece on both the exterior and the lining to give it some structure and made a very basic basket to hold some goodies!
If you've never made a fabric basket, it's super duper easy! Just make sure that the lining and exterior fabrics are the width that you want the diameter of the basket to be and the length is about 6 inches or so longer than you want the height of the basket to be (to accommodate for boxed corners at the bottom and a fold over at the top).
Sew the bottom and side of the basket lining and exterior (leaving part of the lining bottom open to turn later).
Once they are sewn, box your corners by about 2 inches, then put your exterior (right side out) inside your lining (inside out)...right sides should be facing. Then sew around the top, flip the basket through the hole you left and top stitch the hole in the lining.
Press the basket well and top stitch the top edge if you like. Ta-da....new basket, easy peasy.