How to Sew a Cottage Garden Bread Basket
This handy basket is perfect for bread sticks and biscuits, make a smaller one for eggs, or use it as craft room storage! Read the following tutorial by Debbie Shore to find out how to make your own using the fantastic range of fabrics and fat quarters at Hobbycraft. This specific fat quarter, ‘A Cottage Garden’ will be available online and in store at Hobbycraft from June 2018.
Use a ¼” seam allowance
19” square lining
Repositionable Spray Fabric Adhesive (available in store at Hobbycraft)
1. Fuse the wadding to the wrong side of one piece of fabric with adhesive spray.
2. Sew the two fabric pieces right sides together, leaving a turning gap of about 3” in one side. Snip across the corners, turn the right side out and press.
3. Top stitch close to the edge, this will close the opening. Then sew another two lines ½” and 1” from the first. [You could carry on quilting like this all across the fabric if you wish].
4. Measure and mark the centre of each side of the lining with your erasable marker pen. Measure and mark 3” either side, then 3” down, to form a triangle. Repeat on all four sides.
5. Fold each triangle in half and sew.
6. Repeat with all four triangles. You’ll see a box shape forming.
7. Fold the points of the triangles to one side and hand sew. Turn the right side out, fold over the points and hand-sew a bow to each flap to secure.
8. And your bread basket is finished!