We're a big fan of anything Anna Graham does (aren't we all?!) so when her new book Handmade Style hit the stands we eagerly scooped one up. The creator of Noodlehead brings us 23 new "must-have basics to stitch, use, and wear."
We opted to try out the Fabric Basket, which came together easily in an afternoon here at the shop. Our Meaghan volunteered as tribute for this one and she did a smashing job.
I on the other hand selfishly chose the fabrics that would best match my living room. As you can see it's still filled with photos and mementos from our trip to Death Valley, CA. The fabric bin offers up a great chance to use a border design so we chose the Furnace Creek Border from our in house Coyote collection. Since our trip(s) to the desert inspired that very line, it made for an easy choice!
The construction of the sides calls for a single piece that loops under the bin so a non-directional print works best. Arrows in Desert Rose fit the bill perfectly on that front, and added a nice pop of contrasting color as well. For the handle support, we chose to fussy cut the border piece so as not to distract from the pattern effect. Love how it turned out!
For added stability we chose a coordinating linen canvas fabric from Alexia Abegg's gorgeous Mesa collection for Cotton + Steel. The Tile design has a metallic copper finish that compliments so nicely with the Desert Rose in Coyote we found ourselves literally tickled pink!
As you can likely tell, we also used single sided fusible stabilizer (since that's what we had on hand) and found it to work just fine. In fact, Meaghan noted that the construction was likely a little easier since she only had to worry about getting one side nice and smooth. We found there was a teensy error in the cutting instructions as well so be sure to check out the pattern errata via Noodlehead's blog post on these fun baskets.
If you try out this project, we hope you'll share in the comments below! And if you sew anything with our in house fabric, be sure to tag it #CoyoteFabric on social media so we can ooh and ah and share with your fellow makers. Thanks for reading along!