Friday, November 21, 2014

Spiral basket photo tutorial

Every time I open this bathroom drawer I smile. I think of my sister, Laura, sauntering out of the bathroom after a long soak in the tub, rubbing her hair with a towel, saying "You got any Q-tips? I know you've got lots of BOXES…" Eyebrows raised, sardonic grin on face.
Yeah, well. I like boxes.
But in the name of dialing back the Q-tip box wierdness; I'm making these. Flickr user Hiromi W posted this nice little photo tutorial showing how to turn 4 narrow strips of fabric into a boxy basket. It's sturdy and is a very satisfying mini-project for using up long scraps. However lumpen my first wonky-top-stitched attempt… it is still a useful object, and there will be more made—each lined and topstitched more skilfully than the last. Yes!

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