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Monday, 7 March 2011


I bought this basket a few years back, its just the right size for Bible, note book, net book, phone plus more. But I was always losing small things in the bottom under everything else so I decided to line it. I had a piece of nice, fairly stiff denim and decided to use that.
Making a pattern from newspaper I cut out two rectangles for the base and a wide long rectangle for the sides. I joined the side piece to one base piece, I then put the other base over the wrong side of the fabric to cover the seams around the base. Folded over the side to the correct depth and sewed around the rim. I added pockets to the sides, sewing one down the centre to make  two, one just the right size for my Blackberry :) the other for pens. The pocket on the other side for other small items.

I then used quilting thread (as its stronger) and sewed the rim to the basket, pushing the needle through any gaps in the basketwork.
I now need to start on the moses basket for my grandson...knowing this isn't going to be so easy as the sides aren't straight up and my daughter doesnt want it gathered!


Flying Blind... said...

Great job! You don't see 'bible' and 'netbook' in the same sentence very often!!

Needled Mom said...

What a beautiful job!!! It looks so practical too. I can't wait to see the moses basket.

Hope all are feeling better there.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Time after time, your creativity impresses me. This is so well done. I look forward to seeing the moses basket. Great idea!

Peg said...

what a wonderul idea - so much more useful - and organized! I like organized

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Great idea! So easy to grab and take the whole 'kit and kaboodle' along that way.