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Basket from Handmade Style

I’ve been following Anna at Noodlehead for years. When I discovered she was working on a book, I knew it was something I would want to have in my sewing book library. Anna has a great style that mixes modern fabrics with handmade coziness. She uses clean simple lines, but always adds extra details that make her projects unique. After debating which project to make first, I decided on some practical gifts for friends that are getting married soon.

Basket from Handmade Style by Noodlehead | Radiant Home Studio

I’d love to make every single project in the book, but I started with this basket. It’s such a versatile design that I’m sure there are dozens of uses for this around the house. Plus, I love the leather handle detail!

This basket is a gift for a friend that is getting married in a few weeks. I always find it fun to choose fabric for my friends. This friend made it easy by registering for lots of clean, natural looking items with blue accents. I used a navy geometric home dec fabric, with linen and leather accents.

Basket from Handmade Style by Noodlehead | Radiant Home Studio

The basket construction is fairly simple, but be sure to check Noodlehead for the pattern errata. There’s a typo in the cutting measurements, so it’s important to find that before you get started. The trickiest part is trying to press and fuse interfacing to the bottom of the basket after it is formed. I used a rolled piece of fabric on the inside as a makeshift tailor’s ham so that I could press the bottom of the basket.

Basket from Handmade Style by Noodlehead | Radiant Home Studio

I managed to finish one more this week. This one is made from a thick upholstery linen. I think the lighter weight home decor fabric worked a little bit better for this project, but I still love the simplicity of the linen and leather for this one.

Basket from Handmade Style by Noodlehead | Radiant Home Studio

I’d love to make some more to store my own sewing supplies! I’m excited about some of the smaller book projects as well, which I hope to try with my daughter and some of her friends that are learning to sew. Add them to my never-ending list of things I want to make…

7 thoughts on “Basket from Handmade Style

  1. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful!! I just got her book today. Can’t wait to get started. So many amazing projects.

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thanks Rebecca! Lots of quick things to sew too. I rarely buy books unless I plan to sew several projects from it. This one was totally worth buying.

  2. Ashley Langley says:

    Do you sell fabric yardage of the first bag pictured or can you tell me the source? I am on the hunt for a window treatment fabric like that for a client project. Thanks!

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Hi Ashley,

      I bought it from the Loomcraft outlet in Burlington NC. You can contact them and use the picture to see if they still have any in stock. I think I bought it over a year ago. Hope you can track it down!

      Sara

      1. Ashley Langley says:

        Thank you for getting back to me…and so quickly! I am about 25 minutes from Burlington!

        1. Sara Curtis says:

          I tried to send you an e-mail to the address you provided, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Anyway, I’m so glad you live close! If you haven’t been to the Loomcraft outlet before, I’m sure you’ll find a lot you can use for your design projects. It’s very big and everything is organized by color. I don’t know if they still have the fabric I bought, but it will probably still be worth the drive for you. I looked up your business, and it looks like we’re practically neighbors! Glad you stopped to ask 🙂

          Sara

          1. Ashley Langley says:

            My email has been acting up, but I am receiving emails even though it says they’re not coming through. They did not have that color in that fabric anymore, but I am still trying to locate it through another source. Thanks again for your responses! So strange that we live so close! Feel free to email again

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