Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Zakka Style Sew Along week 18 - Bread basket

For once, I'm not late with my Zakka Style Sew Along project!  I made it right after I finished the linen pouch.  I wasn't sure I was going to make this bread basket as I have no use for a basket for baguettes, but I did think it was cute and I have managed to find another use for it.  Nope, not to hold yarn as you'd guess from the photos, it holds all my spools of thread that don't fit on my thread racks.
Zakka Style Sew Along

I used my favourite grey linen with some FQs of Le Petit Ecole, gifted to me by the incredibly generous Nancy


I wasn't sure at all how this was going to come together, but the construction was actually pretty clever and very easy.



For once, there were no errors in the book!  Or if there were, I didn't notice them.  The picture below shows the back and the closure loop.  I didn't have any twine to hand, and as my basket isn't particularly rustic, I didn't think it would go anyway.  Instead I used 3 strands of black elastic plaited.


I was supposed to top stitch around the top of the basket, but my machine had a hissy fit and refused to do it... that machine is so damn temperamental! 



It looks a bit like the top is bound, but it isn't.  That's the lining.  I'm not sure what happened but my lining turned out bigger than the shell, I like it though, so I ironed it in place. 

Next week's challenge is the sugar cookies play biscuits.  I think I might make them for a certain little lady in my life. 





13 comments:

Sheila said...

Your version is super, I like the mock binding.
Like you, I didn't see this on my table with baguettes, but it can be a useful bag/basket.

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Very pretty!

Allie said...

That is really lovely - I too like the mock binding!

JoJo said...

I love it!

Joy McD said...

That is just lovely Wendy!
xxx

Amy DeCesare said...

Yours is so pretty - your fabrics are great together! I love the way the lining shows...a bit of serendipity!

Miss 376 said...

That's turned out really well, and I like the use you've found for it, beautiful

Sandra :) said...

I don't remember a bread basket in the book - I'm going to have to look for it when I go downstairs - yours is adorable! The only time I have little or no problem stitching over those thick seams is when I use one of my vintage Singers - they don't complain, lol!

Nancy Lee said...

I actually liked that baguette bag in the book -- but your's is next door to stunning! I am so pleased you were able to use my fabric pressie. Also, it is way better to carry yarn in that bag. I have yet to sling bread around in anything but plastic. Seems more hygienic to me...

Fiona said...

very nice.... great little bag basket..
Hugz

Jillayne said...

I love how it turned out Wendy. Your version, that looks like it was bound, is great and I can't imagine it any other way.
Your sewing must be getting easier, even if your machine acts up sometimes - I just don't get a sense of frustration in your post...lol
Congrats on a beautiful non-baguette bag!

Anna said...

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Hug
Anna

Lelanie Denso said...

the basket turned out so pretty and I like the fabric you used for your project! Thanks for sharing this to the Crafty Saturday party. I hope to see you again this week!

Hugs,
Lelanie