Coiled Fabric Bowl

Months ago, my brother sent me  designer upholstery fabric, along with an order for fabric bowls.
Since his birthday is this weekend, I thought I better get started.
The fabric is beautiful, but it is way too thick and difficult to handle. I didn’t use the strip-wrap method because the material frayed too easily.I just about pulled my hair out trying to get this done. The results are a bit wonky, but it is the best I could do.

Getting the coil started was difficult.

I had to go back and hand-sew places I missed because of the bulkiness of the fabric.

The other material he sent is even thicker, so I do not think I will even try to make another bowl.
I’ll pack this up to mail tomorrow.

Fabric Basket

Today, I decided to make a fabric basket for a friend.
It is a handy basket to store sewing or craft notions.
I found this great pattern for a 1 Hour Basket .
I discovered a great blog, KelbySews .
Kelby shares her creative space and it looks great.
My goal is to have an organized room like that, one day.

I decided to piece the exterior portion of this basket, since I did not have enough scraps of the size needed to make a whole exterior.
I had the fat quarter needed for the lining.
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