When I go back to England it's always fun, if time allows, to take along handmade gifts for friends I'm meeting up with.
Last year I sewed up dish towels
and shared my tute with you here,
this year I made Pixie Baskets.
The Pixie Basket is a free pattern by Heidi of Fabric Mutt - available here. I adapted them slightly as I progressed so the lining fitted more snuggly and changed measurements to suit the amount of fabric I had to hand and to allow for fussy cutting.
I've had several social media requests to share my method to make the lining smoother so I've created a tute that you can follow by clicking the image below:
It was a bit of a production line and I made 13 in total
This one has stayed in America - I gifted it to a friend who loves the Wizard of Oz.
Here're some Amy Butler/Lotta Jansdotter and Cotton + Steel versions.
And a couple of more masculine ones made from Timeless Treasures fabrics.
You can see just how small these baskets are here with an Aurifil cotton reel standing in one (2" x 3" x 3-1/2") !!!
Everyone who received one loved it and they've been put to good use for emptying pockets of cards, cash, and keys when they get home or to hold their watches, rings, and other jewellery when they go to bed. One pixie basket has already been on holiday with its new owner and was a safe place for their room key and other odds and ends during their hotel stay. My own pb is storing my sunglasses and lip balm by my front door so I can't leave home without them.
Have you made a Pixie Basket yet, what are you using yours for?
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