Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Washing basket

Sometimes you have to sew something for the house. This project is better than making curtains, if a bit challenging considering the shape to be covered.

We bought this lovely woven basket last summer on holidays in the North of France, and it has been waiting for some fabric cover to protect the clothes to be carried in it. In my patchwork group, I was given some long strips of fabric, probably cut from some curtains. This seemed the perfect occasion to use them.

It took me a bit of thinking to properly cover the basket, and I am quite pleased with the result.

I wondered about having a tie to keep the fabric in place, but I think the weight of the fabric is enough. Otherwise I can always sew a fold on the outside to make a channel for a tie.
I've put some tea towels inside to give a better idea of the size.

1 comment:

sewkalico said...

Pretty and practical! ;-)