Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes: February FO

My idea for this month was to make a thread catcher for my sewing room. I posted at the beginning of the month with a stack of my precious Red Riding Hood fabrics, set aside for this purpose. In the end, I settled on making a fabric basket using this tutorial from Mon Petit Lyons. I'm not so sure I will be throwing waste into it or finding a different use, but it will be used; that is certain.

Red Riding Hood basket

The tutorial was easy to follow and I am pleased with the end result. If I made this again, I would use a stiffer interfacing. Despite using linen for both the exterior and interior fabric, as well as fusible fleece for the interfacing, it is sort of floppy.

Red Riding Hood basket

I'm linking up with Sew BitterSweet Designs and Fiber of All Sorts for the February FO party. In the next couple days, I have to decide what my project will be for March. There are a few contenders and I have to settle on the thing I want to make the most. Please join in on the link up if you haven't yet.

Red Riding Hood basket

Be back soon with my goals for March and my Febrary wrap up!


Pam @Threading My Way said...

Your fabric basket is way too good to use as a thread catcher, Katie. My thread catcher is an ice-cream container and I put all sorts of rubbish in there... LOL!!!

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts said...

Oh this is so grand. Great finish!

Thanks for linking up

sophie said...

It's lovely. However you end up using it, I know it will make you smile while you do ;-)