This is the birthday present I made for my good friend, Jodi. She likes to sew herself, and I’ve been having fun with Noodlehead’s Divided Basket pattern lately. I bought it a while ago but had never sewn it up. They are addicting, though, once you start. I think they would make great baby gifts, too.
Anyway, Jodi loves sewing and buttons, in particular, and I had some of this fabric left floating around. I even had matching buttons for an accent. The fabric and buttons originally came from Stampin’ Up!, which is an odd source for fabric, but I love the coordination.
This was my first divided basket, and unfortunately, there is a learning curve with which interfacing weight works best, and I think this one came out too floppy for my tastes. I think it will do better once it’s loaded up, but I prefer the sturdier interfacing that I’ve used in subsequent baskets.