Monday, 27 February 2012
My baskets brimeth over
I like to line my baskets, sometimes with vintage embroideries or with vintage fabrics. I am especially fond of little children's baskets and 'forced' my children to use them they were younger (poor souls).
I sold this little one last Easter - why did I do that?
These are some large and some small..Too many???
See - useful for all sorts of bits and bobs, I used nice barkcloth to line this one above
Anyway have you seen the price of these in a certain Emporium? Gulp! Well I have had a good look at the lined ones that are in that shop, so for some time I have been lining mine in this way - I will demonstrate thus:
Take your basket and cut out rough shapes that will fit, use tape to keep in place around the exterior and pin fabric around the outside (the pins will becomes your approximate stitch line).
Oh, I nearly forgot - after you have cut your rough shapes sew a hem around what will be the top of the lining - then stick and pin!
With the right sides together stitch all your pieces together - I then use a glue gun to glue to the top side only. Don't worry about damaaage (always spoken with a French accent please) to the basket - I always find that this type of glue will peel away quite easily - this means that next week you can change it to something else!
Fill your lovely basket with pretty la la la's and fiddle de dee's and twirl and swirl around..