Friday, September 28, 2018

Sewing for Sanity: Cloth Baskets


Super Easy Sewing: Cloth Baskets


Have you ever thought, "I just need to sew something," while life was falling down around your ears? (Summer has been soooo hectic here!) I know for those of us who think this, it's truly a self-directed therapy. We sense that we need to go to a calm, safe place, and our sewing spaces are often just that. So I sewed five of these little cloth baskets for an upcoming swap at a retreat, and I felt like the weight had lifted. Sewing is my normal.




The fabric spoke to me.



No pattern needed. Just tubes and tucks, and basic construction, if you've ever made a purse with a boxed bottom. Each of these took two fat quarters, and a half yard of iron-on batting. 

I had an interesting lesson on using fabric with a directional print for this project, but it turned out okay anyhow. Nothing to stress over I told myself. This Sewing was strictly for pleasure.

Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.

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11 comments:

Kim said...

Yes! Sew-therapy. It's part of what keeps us going.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Sometimes you just got to do what you've got to do, I hope you are feeling much better now. I'm in desperate need of sewing therapy. I'm knitting and embroidering just now but it's just not the same.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I need some sewing therapy. Figuring out how to re-organize my fabrics is stressing me out! There has to be sane way to tackle this.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Sewing is sweet to the soul of a sewist. The basket was a great way to help yourself and others which comes back and helps you again!

KaHolly said...

So true, Sew true! Looking back through the years, I believe sewing has always been my drug of choice. Cute little baskets! I love the fabrics. Will life slow down for you now that fall has arrived?

Stitchin At Home said...

Just sewing for the pleasure of it is the best medicine when life gets to you. Love the baskets!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I spend so much time working on projects, I think some sew therapy for me would be fun! Thanks for sharing!! I really like the baskets and fabrics you chose.

grammajudyb said...

Too cute and useful too! Can’t have too many baskets!

SandraC said...

The fabric spoke to you....lol, you always make me smile! I'll have to google how to make those fabric baskets...love them!

Jack Suzen said...

This is really cool. I appreciated your creative ideas for DIY. I am definitely going to share your idea with my friends.

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Kate said...

Glad you were able to get in some sanity sewing. I need a daily dose of it to stay on an even keel most days. The fabric bin turned out nicely. Hope you've been able to get in some more fun stitching the last few days.