Building a Basket Using Vintage Fabrics and Grommets
February 16, 2008
I’ve been doing some experimenting building baskets and boxes out of fabric. I have a lot of grommets and a few grommet tools. I had an idea for a box/basket and a color combination, brown and blue.
I sandwiched 5, 7″x7″, pieces of stiff felt between a brown and a medium blue polka dot on light blue fabric. The pieces are sewed together like a pillow. Sew with wrong sides together then turn. I was making it up as I went along. I discovered that it was best to sew around the bottom piece of felt.
My first attempt at grommets failed. I found this new kind of grommet at the craft store. It has prongs that can be flattened down. With a little fray check around the holes, these grommets worked great on my fabric basket.
I folded and tied the ends together with ribbons. VOILA! I have a box/basket.
I made some boo-boos with this one, so I’ll be keeping it. Now that I figured out how to put the baskets together, I think I’ll be making a few more. I have an idea for some gift baskets.