Here it is a tutorial for you, happy sewing !
Add a doll and a mini quilt and a little girl will love you !
From colored fabric, cut 24 strips ( 2″ x 6″ ).
– start sewing together 2 colored strips as shown;
– then add 2 white strips
From each piece cut out a rectangle 5″ x 17 ” (see the next pictures).
For other projects, if you want more complex designs, you can join more sets.
Arrange sets with the tips oriented in the same direction :
or in different direction.
Sew to each pieced piece:
– 1 strip 1.5″ x 17″;
– 1 rectangle 5.5″ x 17″
Underneath each piece add batting and backing and quilt as desired.
If you want a sturdy basket, use a heavier fabric as backing or double a light-weight fabric with interfacing.
Cut 2 pieces of lining, the same size as the 2 parts of the outer basket.
2. Sewing the outer basket
Also, stitch using 1/2 (or 3/8”) inch seam allowances.
Stitch the corner following the line that you marked and trim the excess.
It looks very nice !
Sew the 2 pieces of lining following the same steps, but leave an opening on the bottom seam(about 6″-7″).
5. The handles
Cut 2 strips 4″ x 13″. Fold and iron ( with steam ) the strips in this way:
Sew the edges and make sure the handles have the same length.
Turn the lining wrong side out; place the outer basket inside the lining and pin around the top.
Stitch 1/2” from the edge.
Turn the lining right side out.
Check out to see if the lining has the proper size; if it is larger than the outer basket, sew additional stitches on the bottom (like we did on the outer basket).
The quilted basket is ready to go and make happy a little girl!
Do you want to sew even more for the precious girl in your life?
These mini bags are my first option when I need a gift for a little girl.