Everybody getting back into the swing of things with back-to-school? We’ve gotten our first week under our belt so I’ve had a bit of time to sew. Yay!
I’ve been having fun planning and prepping for the Sew South Girls’ Weekend coming up in early October. Sewing retreats are the perfect place to showcase your handmade travel bags so I’ve got a fun travel handmade series to share with you. Whether you’re headed to a retreat, a family vacation or a weekend getaway with the girls, you’ll find lots of options for ways to travel handmade.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a new tutorial with you, and I’m super excited about today’s project. I was so inspired by my new Heather Ross Tiger Lily fabric that I dove right in!
Remember my small fabric bucket pattern? (see below…)
I have two on my sewing table keeping me organized. My kids have them in their rooms too. They’re the perfect size for clips, do-dads, notepads, scraps, spools of threads etc.
And as great as those are, I was in need of something larger. So I grabbed some of Pellon’s new FLEX FOAM (love love love that stuff!) and put together a larger version.
I’m calling it the 123 Basket because it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to put together! Quick and easy AND it can be made from fat quarters. Win!
The Flex Foam gives it great body without being stiff and the top band ensures that you don’t have to twist and pull it through the lining. It’s perfect for showcasing fun prints and would be super cute pieced too!
I’ll be bringing it to Sew South with me to hold all of my supplies (rotary cutter, pins, scissors, fabric pieces, etc.) and keep them handy without taking up too much space.
Want to make one too? Here you go!
Finished size: 8″ wide x 6″ tall x 5″ deep
You’ll find all of the instructions for this pattern in the free pdf download. These pictures accompany the directions.
Seriously, you NEED to make one of these! You’ll love it! All of the measurements and instructions are in the free pdf pattern download so pop on over and get yours today.
Be sure to tag me on social media ( @ellisonlane ) so that I can see it AND use the hashtag #123basket so we can see them all!
I can’t wait to see yours!
Be on the look-out for the next installment of the Sew South Travel Handmade Series!
See you soon!