Wednesday, June 17, 2015

My (first) Hour basket by Kelby Sews

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?

3 comments:

  1. Love denim inside out! Emma started the craze though. Love your basket, I need to make me some too

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  2. The denim on the outside is perfect, Jane and the lining contrasts beautifully. You can never have too many fabric baskets.

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  3. Love yours in denim :) I've made one too and have fabric cut out to make some for my girl's rooms ... all I need now is some free time in front of my machine ...

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