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No-interfacing Storage Basket Tutorial

No-interfacing Storage Basket Tutorial
As promised, a recipe for making washable stand-up storage baskets: You'll need to cut 2 of each of these pieces (click on the pic to enlarge it to a readable size). The measurements are in centimetres because that's the way I was brought up (sorry). This basket's base is 15cm wide, but you could make any size using this slightly haphazard formula, where x is the width of the base and y is the height of the basket. Pieces cut, sew right sides together along these seams: Sew the boxed corners of the linings by folding the pieces open, matching the side seams with the bottom seams, and stitching across: Zig-zag the top edge of the smaller lining piece. Hem the bottom edge of the outer sleeve piece, turning up 1cm all round and stitching it down. Turn the lining pieces so that their right side faces out, and slide the outer sleeve over. Almost done, except for the fiddly part! Matching up the side seams, pin the outer sleeve to the lining. See the stitching on the corner?

Recycled Paper Basket Thanks to a few recent online purchases, I had an enormous pile of long brown packing paper strips in my studio. I couldn’t bear to just recycle it; it seemed to have so much crafty potential. So tasked with the challenge of creating a project to help get organized for the new year, I decided to turn that pile of paper into a woven basket. Folded into strips and edged with stitching, the paper took on a whole new quality that calls to mind upholstery webbing or even leather. Read the full how-to after the jump! Materials long lengths of paper (I used packing paper, but wallpaper scraps or gift wrap would work great, too.)sewing machineglue or hot gluepaperclips Instructions 1. Starting with a large piece of paper (mine was 30″ wide), begin folding the strips. Next, sew along one edge of the strip, about 1/8″ or so from the folded edge. Then repeat along the other edge of the strip. 2. Weave the strips together so they create a large cross shape. 3. And that’s it!

Tutorial: Fabric Bucket/Basket | The Stitchin’ Chicken It’s been a long week! I meant to post this sooner, but other things kept getting in the way. Better late than never? Anyhow, please read through the entire tutorial before you start. I will have a few tips at the end, that may help you to make decisions on the materials that you use. You’ll know what I mean after you read through. This bucket/basket (I will refer to it as a bucket as we go through) is approximately 8″ wide x 6″ deep x 6″tall. Materials: Approx. 1/2 yd each – fabric for outside and fabric for liner Batting – 1/2 yd in length (please see notes at the end) Matching thread for assembly (you can use a contrasting thread for final top stitching if you choose) graph paper (or your choice of material to draw a pattern out on – see notes at the end) ruler pencil pins walking foot for machine (not required, but it makes it a lot easier to sew with the batting) First I am going to show you how to draw out a pattern. Pattern Drawn Out Side Ends Side Measurement for Front and Back Assembly:

52 Weeks Project Tea Shelf recently, we’ve been exploring the amazing selection of loose leaf teas at our local hippie coop grocery store (oh, san francisco….). We’ve been collecting little samples of calming herbals, invigorating blacks, and exotic mixes of every plant and herb you can imagine. taking a cue from grandpa’s garage workshop, we put together a simple organized shelf where we can hang and display our current selection of teas and the cute accoutrements that go along with them. happy tea time!derek & lauren CLICK HERE for the full instructions after the jump! here’s what you’ll need: a thin shelf (we used a white “ribba” art shelf from ikea that is about 21” long) 3 small glass jars 3 short screws spray paint for painting jar lids (optional) 2 cup hooks cordless drill or screwdriver

French Desk Set: Basket Liners I adore being organized. Actually ... I adore dreaming about being organized. I pour over my catalogs from Pottery Barn, Storables and Crate & Barrel, picturing my life neatly tucked away into matching bins and buckets. Take note that this project uses a ¼" seam allowance rather than our site standard ½". Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome 2160DC) 1 yard of 45" wide fabric or ¾ yard of 60" wide fabric PER BASKET: we used Moda's French General in Rouenneries Roche Tournesal for the large basket and Moda's French General in Rouenneries Roche Texture for the small basket 2 yards ½" cotton twill tape: we used off white One or more straight-sided baskets: we found ours at Michael's All-purpose thread in colors to match fabricsAll-purpose thread in contrasting color for topstitchingSee-through rulerFabric pencilIron and ironing boardScissors or rotary cutter and matStraight pins Measure your basket Measure the width of the front (the back will be the same measurement). Tags:

Creative Kismet » DIY ideas Here is a list of Tutorials that I have found, tried or have wanted to try. I had been keeping them bookmarked and tagged, but still found it hard to keep track of them all. So, here is my compiled list of wonderful tutorials by all kinds of amazing crafters and artists. Of course, there is not enough time in the world to make ALL of these great things, but when I need an idea for a gift, this is where I can go- and maybe you too. I’ll be adding more as I find them. Tutorials by Me! Clothes & Refashions Flowers Softies and Dolls Sewing Knitting, Crocheting and other needlework Jewelry Baby & Kid stuff Party! Containers of sorts Misc. Be Sociable, Share!

Drawer Magazine Holders Accessories Published on March 26th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker Materials: Knuff , Svep (handle), walnut stain, black paint Description: A fast, small, and great makeover for Ikea’s KNUFF magazine holder. First I stained them with color walnut, then painted the end black with water based paint. Then added the handles and some wall stickers (His & Hers). I have more hacks and DIY, see my blog. See more of the His and Hers Knuff. ~ En Vintage Drøm, Gunn, Norway The Author Jules IKEAHacker "I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. Collapsable Fabric Storage Totes / Articles How do you make organization fun, functional and fashionable? Believe it or not, that is not a trick question. Custom storage totes can solve a variety of organizational challenges. Whether you have storage needs around the house or when you are on the go, a collapsible tote can be used for a variety of purposes. In addition, it can be designed to meet size and decorating preferences. To get started, determine the height, width and length of the tote you intend to make. Use the pattern to cut two pieces of fabric. If you wish to add handles to the tote, cut a length of webbing and sew it to the right side of the fabric. Once the handles are attached, place both pieces of fabric together (wrong sides facing each other). With the lining fabric facing you, begin to match and stitch the edges of the tote. When all of the sides are stitched, turn the tote right side out. The finished tote will collapse for easy storage. Organize miscellaneous supplies in your car with a tote. Supply List