And so I chose to use Noodlehead’s Berry Baskets. It’s a free pattern and tutorial, just ripe for the picking! #ithinkimpunny
Those sweet little bird silhouettes!
I made both basket sizes, small and large.
Because I’m kinda lazy when it comes to interfacing, I skipped the heavy interfacing in the sides of the baskets and they were kind of…a literal flop.
To stabilize the sides and add some visual interest, I decided to weave some double fold 1/2” strips around the baskets and ultimately I created a forktonne more work for myself. As one does!
I used my buttonhole cutter to create the slits to weave the fabric strips. If only I had studied basket weaving in school instead of medicine! There was a lot of “winging it” going on.
But I think they came out rather cute!
These sweet little baskets are great for holding crafty wares too.
And they’re reversible!
My stop today concludes the tour!
Here’s the full schedule so you may be inspired by the other participants’ sweet makes too.
April 25 - Emily - https://www.sewdarnclose.com
April 30 - Meg - https://www.megmadesewing.com/blog/alexandria-blog-tour-ishi-dress
May 2 - Sharon - https://colorgirlquilts.com/blog
May 7 - Lissa - https://lovinglylissa.com
May 9 - Sherry - https://poweredbyquilting.com
May 14 - Jen - https://dizzyquilter.com
May 16 - Diane - https://www.dianesullivandesigns.com/blog-1
May 21 - Steph - https://www.stephjacobsondesigns.com
May 23 - Nicole - https://www.modernhandcraft.com/blog
May 28 - Allison - https://allison-sews.blogspot.com
It’s entirely possible I set aside my favorites from Alexandria with plans to make myself something extra special…and naturally ran out of time. So there will be more Alexandria in my future!
Thanks for sharing your collection with me, Lizzie!