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Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas fabric baskets

While I was working on the toy chest etui, I spent a few hours over a couple of days giving myself a break from  and making some easy bag/baskets to hold Christmas goodies. I used a couple of charm packs I had bought while they were on special. It is great to be able to run these bags up without measuring, cutting or figuring out how.


I'm not sure yet whether I will use them as they are, or insert elastic in the tops - depends what goes in them. With elastic they make great bags for a single ball of wool.

I made 8 and have shown them both sides.
























A very satisfying result.

5 comments:

margaret said...

a great selection of bags, wonder how you made them, any chance of a tutorial or link to instructions please

Jillian said...

I will be happy to oblige, Margaret. It might take me a couple of weeks - we get possession of the extension to our house in a few days and have a lot of furniture and kitchen contents to unpack before Christmas - but after that I'll get to it.

katherine said...

Great idea! You have some beautiful prints there.

Monica said...

They do look nice, don't they? I'm sure you'll also be relieved to have your house back to yourself!

Jillian said...

Thanks Monica. Hope your hand is better. The building was handed over to us yesterday. It has been ver difficult and busy the last few days. I am busily unpacking boxes and haven't had a chance to read blogs