Sewing 101: 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. 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. It helps to secure the overlapping strips around the perimeter so that things won’t slip around too much while you’re working. Next, measure the width of one side of the cross. 3.
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