Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bread Basket, French Bread basket, Fabric Basket Sewing Tutorial, Gift Idea, Free Pattern











Make this simple bread basket in minutes for a perfect display of your bread, candies, chocolates or even fruits. This bread basket offers an elegant way to serve your bread. It can also serve as a perfect handmade gift idea! It requires so little sewing that any beginner seamstress can do it as her starter project! It has the added advantage of being washable and what more, you can remove the ribbon ties at the four corners and flatten it up to make it easy for storage.

I have made these baskets in two sizes, a larger one with a  10" x 10" base and 2.5" height and a smaller one with 7" x 7" base and 2" height. You can make them in any dimension as you wish.

The measurements given below are for the larger basket.


Materials Required

Cotton Fabric of two contrasting colors-  You will need 1/2 yard of each (You can use leftover scraps if you have the required dimensions).

Heavy weight fusble interfacing- 1/2 yard.

Satin Ribbon- 4 yards.

Sewing Notions.


                                           Take the required materials as shown above.


You have to cut 3 squares; two from the contrasting cotton fabric and one from the interfacing.

The fabric squares should be of the dimension, 15.5" x 15.5".

To reduce the bulk at the seam, we reduce the size of the interfacing by 0.5'. So, the dimension of the interfacing would be 15" x 15".


Cut the fabric and interfacing squares with the required dimensions as calculated above.


Fuse the interfacing onto the wrong side of one of the fabric squares following the manufacturers instructions.


Take the other fabric square and keep it over the fused fabric square, with the right sides together and sides alighning as shown above.


Sew along the three sides of the square with a 0.25" seam, leaving one side open to turn the basket inside-out.


Clip the corners with your scissors.


Turn it inside out. Now the interfacing would be sandwiched  between the two fabric squares.


Poke out the corners of the square with your scissors. Press the basket down, tucking in the raw edges.




Topstitch along the four edges to close the open side and to make the sides look neater.

Now we need to mark the base of the basket.



Mark 2.5" inside from the four sides and draw lines using water soluble marker. You will get a square in the middle, which will form the base of the basket.

Each side requires 31-inches of satin ribbon. You need four such pieces for the four sides.


Cut the four pieces of satin ribbon with the required length.



Take one of the ribbons and align it along the drawn line, leaving 8-inches on both sides and pin.



Sew the ribbon onto the basket, along both its longer edges.


Secure the other 3 ribbons onto the basket by repeating the above steps.



 Once the ribbon ties are sewn, fold the sides up along the line where the satin ribbon is attached. Pinch the corners together and tie the satin ribbon neatly in a bow.


 Repeat the same steps on the four corners and lo your basket is done!


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ruffled Peasant Dress Sewing Pattern, Allana Ruffled Peasant Dress Sewing Tutorial














Nothing can be compared to the comfort of a peasant dress during the hot summer days. Now you can sew these ruffly peasant dresses using my tutorial. These dresses are so twirly that your little cutie cannot cease to twirl and dance in this darling dress. These dresses are   designed without any buttons or zippers and so they are so hassle free to sew and to wear! You can mix and match different colors and prints to create your own unique dress which will make your little darling look classy and elegant for play or any fun party!

* The pattern contains detailed step by step instructions for ages ranging from 6 months to 8 years and can be used many times as your child grows.

* It is complete with a pictorial representation of the whole sewing process and is suitable for any beginner.

* This pattern includes the template for the bodice and sleeve, making it easier than ever.


Model Photography Courtesy: Jennifer @ Southern Sweethearts Modeling and Product Photography

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