Hi Ucreate fans! I am super excited to be here for the Summer Fat Quarter Series.
– Cut five by five inch squares from each corner. To make sure things stay nice and even, do it while your fat quarters are still stacked together. For a reversible tote, keep cuts the same. If you only plan on having one side be the outer piece, go ahead and cut the liner piece slightly smaller. 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 inch corner squares should do fine.
– Oh and hang on to those 5×5 squares! I am sharing three simple projects using them on my blog today. Go HERE to check them out.
PREPARE CUT OUT HANDLES
– Go HERE to download my fabric handle pattern. Print and cut it out…or you can trace it from your computer screen. 😉
– Grab your scraps of fabric, I used non-matching pieces but it creates a cleaner look if you can match it to your fat quarters. Center them at the short ends of your fat quarters. Pin in place.
– Center the fabric handle pattern piece about 2.5 inches down from the top. Trace.
– Sew on the traced line.
– Snip in the middle of the handle, then cut the inside of the handle out.
– Clip the curves without cutting through the stitches, push it through the hole and press with an iron.
-Top stitch around the handle opening.
*You won’t see top-stitching on the handles here because it was a change I added later.
FORM THE BASKETS
LOVE IT!!! I made one after you posted it on UCreate, but I was a complete moron and interpreted your original directions on interfacing to mean something like Pellon 71F. That was a baaaaaad idea! It turned out okay in the end, but I had to use an alternate way to join the interior and exterior together (nesting the interior in the exterior and then binding the edges with a really wide quilt
Yes ! I guessed it right, on your Instagram picture!
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial, I definitely want to make some for our living room and maybe a longer narrower one for the bathroom to hold toilet paper or even maybe as the "container" to hold baby shower gifts. Thanks!
I just found your site and love all your creative ideas (I just bookmarked your blog in my favorites)! Would you mind if I shared this tutorial with our readers at http://FrugalinFortWorth.com (of course with full credits and link backs)? I think they would love this idea and discovering your blog, too!
I am rearranging my office/sewing space this week…so this is perfect! Definitely going to make some baskets tonight! Thanks 🙂
I love the cutout handles on these. =)
Shannon Phillips says
These are beautiful! I love the fabric combinations. Such a great way to organize+spice things up.
Carissa Rasmussen says
perfect little bins! I've been searching for a pattern I like for a diaper caddy:) beautiful fabric
anastasia anezinis says
These are very nice backets!well done!
great tutorial too!
Fabulous! I must try this. I love boxes especially handmade ones from lovely fabrics 🙂 x