Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sewing Bee :: Exibit A

So here it is:

(The mess behind it was in it.  Oh, and the carpet is always crummy.)

This is my knitting basket.  My husband bought it off of eBay for me for Christmas.  I *love* it.

  BUT, look:

And look:

And look at that crusty old browning piece of plastic!:

So you see my dilemma.

I found one post on the internet about redoing a basket like this but no tutorials or anything.  I did see on her flickr account that she took the frame apart.  My frame is really sturdy and I don't want to break it so my plan is to make a bag that fits on by velcro-ing around the top dowels.  Oh, and maybe snapping on underneath (there is that flap of fabric that goes around the bottom dowels too).
So I need your help.  ANY advice will be well taken.  I'm really not that much of an experienced sewer so don't think that I already know what your are going to say!  What fabric should I use?  Any pretty ones out there that would look good?  Any advice on the construction of the thing?  I took some measurements and I don't think I have any fabrics in my stash that are appropriate and large enough. Hmmm....

I'm excited to get started but also a little scared!  Yikes!

Joining Julia's Sewing Bee.  Would love to have a button but I don't know how to get it.  hee hee.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your prayers for my back. I got out of bed by myself this morning! Hurray!

    I used to have a sewing basket like that. I wish I still did. Don't give up. Maybe you could use a seam ripper to take it apart, taking photos and notes as you go; then, use the pieces to cut out new fabric. Use the notes you took and the photos you took to see how the pieces go back together. You'd probably have to do the final assembly to the bars by hand or by velcro or snaps.

    Oh, one more thing. Now's the time to add a pocket or two.

    If you can envision it, you can do it!

    Laura of Harvest Lane


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