Monday, August 12, 2019

Basket Made with Selvages

I taught a class several months ago on how to sew selvages and first I showed how to make a mug rug and then how to make a basket using selvages. This little basket was one of my samples I showed.
These are fun to make and a great way to use up selvages and some small scraps of fabric too (for the base, top binding and lining). These baskets can be used for all kinds of things, such as a thread catcher, a pen and pencil container, small project container and more.

I like to add some button embellishments where there is a white space on the selvages. This not only looks good, but covers up such a large white space.
This is the back side.

The side of the basket.

The bottom of the basket. I used a white thread to topstitch because I was showing how to make this basket in class and only brought white thread to sew the selvages with. It won't be seen unless someone picks it up to look at it.
If you would like to learn how to sew selvages and make a mug rug and a basket, you can purchase my pdf pattern on Makerist. I show you several ways to sew the selvages. My way is a bit different than others I have seen.
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  1. It's a great pattern, Daryl. I love my little basket.

  2. LOVED the class, you're such a good teacher and your PDF is so detailed in a perfect way. the basket it fun to make and use. i'm now addicted to selvages and i see ever project and think, "would that work with selvages". thank you and love the little basket.

  3. Those baskets are adorable. You're always making cute/pretty and fun items.

  4. I will be looking at all the selvages differently now.


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