Today's "Re-imagine & Renovate" project was originally requested by our S4H fans. You wanted a cool set of fabric baskets and we responded with what has become one of our most popular Storage Solutions projects ever! Our first set was done in the classically striking Black & White collection from Michael Miller Fabrics - perfect for a sewing room, kitchen or office. Now, cue the Tasmanian Devil special effect... whoosh and voila′: when done in two Free Spirit Fabric collections with a bohemian flair, our nesting baskets are a kaleidoscope of rich color and design. Try them out in a bedroom, a bath or fill them with luscious treats for Valentine's Day. One project a thousand ways, that's what R&R is all about.
A big thanks to our friends, and Shopping Directory retailer, The Ribbon Retreat + Fabric for co-sponsoring the series and providing all the fabric and trims for today's "Re-imagine & Renovate" project. Lanae Hale of The Ribbon Retreat + Fabric is always a treat to work with. She has quality products, quality prices and quality service. And most orders ship within one business day or less
Our new small basket is done with fabrics from Valori Wells' Karavan collection for Free Spirit Fabrics. It features Blossom Marrakech on the outside, Ruby Bangle on the inside and for the handle tops, and Blossom Savannah for the handle backs.
For the new large basket, we worked with Jennifer Paganelli's Honey Child collection, also for Free Spirit Fabrics. We used Orange Flourish on the outside, Orange Abstract on the inside and for the handle tops, and Rose Rosetta for the handle backs.
For the accent rick rack, The Ribbon Retreat sent us a beautiful 1½" grosgrain as well as the Mega Rick Rack in orange, which is just a tiny bit narrower and the heavier weight of traditional rick rack. We used the grosgrain on the small basket and the mega on the large basket. The accent bow on the large basket is a lovely 1½" orange velvet.
Every fabric has its own beauty and its own personality, and how you use it in a project can transform cute and quirky into sleek and stylish. It can even flip girlie-girl flirty and floral into masculine bold and modern. It's why we are so in love with fabric here at Sew4Home; we know what a difference it makes to the end result of a project. Add a little R&R to your list of New Year's resolutions. If you are new to the world of mixing and matching, take a look at these four tutorials:
And check out our monthly Love That Fabric features for our latest picks, such as Kokka.
To "Re-imagine & Renovate" your own set of nesting baskets, go to the original tutorial. The only change we made to the instructions when making the new set was to opt for fusible interfacing rather than sew-in interfacing. We used Pellon 71F single sided fusible extra-strong stabilizer. We cut each interfacing piece ½" smaller all around and centered the interfacing piece on each appropriate fabric piece. This allowed our seams to lay flatter and reduced the numbers of layers to stitch through.