At Sew4Home, there’s little time for the traditional R&R: rest and relaxation! Instead, we have our own definition; in our studios, R&R stands for: “Re-imagine & Renovate.” It’s all about putting a new spin on a favorite design, picking new fabrics, trims and notions to create a unique look. This week’s Put A Gift In It message is ideal for today’s basket pair. Wide and shallow, they are designed to be the perfect, easy-to-fill gift baskets. We provide cutting dimensions for both a small (apx. 8″ x 5″ x 3″) and large (apx. 10″ x 6″ x 4″) basket, which nest together for easy storage. Load one up with scrumptious treats or… pick out a few inexpensive items at the store and build your own custom-themed basket for a baby or wedding shower, birthday or housewarming. Wrapping up everyday items in a handmade basket, especially one the gift recipient can use again and again, turns the ordinary into something super special.
Our thanks to Fashionable Fabrics for sponsoring today’s R&R project and providing all the fabric. Owners Dennis and Tonia were one of the first to join us as a sponsor, seeing the potential of our loyal, savvy audience early on. We’re always thrilled to give this family-owned business a good word. They have a great selection, including many of our favorite designers; their customer service is fabulous; and they offer flat rate shipping of $4.95. Fabulous… and Fashionable all around.
And, thanks as well to co-sponsor The Ribbon Retreat for providing the ribbon and rick rack trim. We love Lanae and her great staff. They have a huge selection of ribbon for any purpose your creative little mind can dream up. And it’s not just ribbons there. The Ribbon Retreat + Fabrics has a huge selection of the hottest fabrics by Moda, Michael Miller, Riley Blake, Amy Butler and more.
Large Basket Exterior:
Large Basket Lining:
Small Basket Exterior:
Small Basket Lining:
We used the following ribbon and trim for both baskets:
To Re-imagine & Renovate your own Deep Dish Candy/Gift Baskets, go to the original tutorial:
Our R&R baskets were sewn exactly like the original.
Hints and Tips
Looking for more information on blending, mixing and matching your fabrics? Check out these tutorials:
Project Design: Alicia Thommas
Sample Creation: Kathy Andrews, What Sew Ever