Basket? Bucket? Bag?

May 14, 2007 at 3:11 pm 4 comments

I had a craft-acular Saturday. I went to Diana’s and we worked on a project bag/basket/bucket thing. I think of it as a 3B. We were working from the pictures at the Knitting Box. But we made up the “pattern” as we went along. Thankfully Diana’s a more experienced/thoughtful seamstress than I am otherwise I never would have made it through.

One of the things I love about crafting is the transformative nature of it. Knitting/Crochet takes some string and makes it into fabric, flat pieces of paper can turn into 3-dimensional sculpture and simple bits of fabric like this are just full of potential.
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Diana finished hers in about 5 hours…it took me a bit longer since I had to do considerably more seam ripping. I loved the moment when Diana said (ever so nicely) “Uhhh…I think your drawstring lining is on backwards.” Sigh. But I made it though…it took me about 7 hours to finish it up. And near the end I just wanted it done so I rush a bit. Don’t look too closely or you’ll see all the areas I was sloppy and completely lacking skill. Thankfully, I think my camera is bad enough that you won’t see all the boof ups.
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It’s pretty and functional on the inside too since lined the inside with pockets that will hold tools or patterns.
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Mistakes and all…I’m super happy with it. It’s about 12 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall which should be perfect to haul around a couple of projects.

I love it so much, I’ve already started on bag #2. I should be able to apply my lessons learned from the first one and make this one just right. This one will be smaller, maybe 8 inches in diameter. Here’s a little teaser…
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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Diana  |  May 15, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Your top binding looks good. Mine looks like crap from the inside. I am going to have to rip it our and re-sew. For now it’s hidden under the top cover that’s folded over.

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  • 2. Carrie  |  May 15, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    It looks great!! Gorgeous choice of fabrics! I think I need to take some time and make one now. 🙂

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  • 3. claudine  |  May 15, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    Oh my, that looks absolutely stunning!! I love the fabrics that you used.

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  • 4. Holly  |  May 16, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    Thats really cool! I like it!

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