These totes are an adaption from the Noodlehead Divided Basket. This version which was created by my friend Sarah is a little taller and omits the divided portion of the basket and the exterior pocket. All the same materials were used that noodlehead suggests- such as heavy weight home dec fabric.
The totes are perfect for holding my sewing scraps. And you can piece them together to use up fabric too!
This black one is for my grandma. She gave me a bunch of fabric when I was just starting to learn about English Paper Piecing (more latter). So, I made her a tote out of the fabric she gave me. I think she will likely use it as a magazine holder- which is about how tall they end up being.
This was my first attempt at actual sewing- beyond hemming and making curtains. I'd say it was a smashing success. SO far I've made 8 and have plans to make at least two more. They make great gives. For a beginner sewer like myself it took me about 4 hours to put together my first one. When I made 4 at a time the process went a little faster. There is a lot of cutting as there are 4 layers to the basket (exterior, fusible fleece, interfacing, and lining).
Sewing Level: Beginner
Cost to make: approx. $15
Time: 4 hours