Friday, February 12, 2010

Charging Basket

Charging Basket, originally uploaded by MandyMade.

Another project on the wish list done, and it serves as another domestic project too. Unfortunately I've had some time on my hands this week, long story, so I've been able to get  a bit of sewing done. It relaxes me and when I have a finished project, I feel good inside, can't beat that.

This one is another free tutorial from Oh! Fransson, the Charging Basket. It could be very tricky to make but her instructions are fantastic, so clear, and guides you through every step. I had a flat fat from my stash (spotlight splurge) and some matching red and I used calico instead of linen. After cutting the main square for the outside I didn't have the correct size for the centre, so I just adjusted the red outside it to fit. It got to the stippling bit, which I was looking forward to as I've never done it and thought this would be a great project to have a go, only to realise that my machine doesn't have a darning foot, thought it did, oh well. So I just sewed wavy lines instead (see below). Great project to make, highly recommend it.

Charging Basket - inside 



  1. You are certainly whipping through your wish list! The charging basket has been on my mind (thanks for reminding me where I probably found the idea). Last but not least: I am currently making ric rac's one hour bag using that same green/pink fabric. It's wonderful to work with.

  2. This looks amazing! I went hunting for a darning foot for my machine on the weekend, only to discover I was also footless! Perhaps no one 'darns' these days??

  3. This is so cute! You did a really great job and I love what you did with the inside/bottom. Make this a really special project!


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