If you live in Instagram like I do (it's a thing right?) then you couldn't escape the new craze sweeping the world - the hour basket or one hour basket (check out #hourbasket or #onehourbasket).
I'm sure Kelby Sews innocently posted her tutorial in March, never realising the potential. But ya know, it is a really good tutorial. Great size and perfect for so many things.
Here is the first one I made with denim that came in my April Sew Box Subscription box. I actually reversed the denim (a bag making tip I picked up somewhere - probably Amy from Ladybugs and Daisychains or maybe Emma from For My Little Monster on one of our sewing days - edit: it was Emma, thank you!!). I love the look of the grey tone rather than the regular blue denim look.
Teamed with a basic black and white print, it is just perfect for my growing fat quarter collection.
Just a few things I changed:
- added a little strip of batting to the handles with a couple of lines of quilting to help those handles stay up
- I added fusible fleece to the lining on this one rather than the denim, just to help with sewing
- I also basted the handles before attaching the lining. Yes this extra step probably took me over the hour but it is how I make bags so a natural thing for me
So expect to see a lot of these - with a few nappies for the new mum gift, for my own sewing room, filled with toys for my kids or many other ideas!
Have you made one yet?