Hello Everyone and Happy Friday and Weekend! Do you need a quick project to work on this weekend? Then I have one for you…
The Hand Crafter’s Carry-All Basket! You can make one like the one above with a modern flair made from Moda Grunge and Grunge Hits the Spot, or make one that’s charming with a vintage vibe…
with The Good Life Fabric by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. The bag has a large exterior pocket and a long, divided interior pocket to store smaller items. The bag is 16″ wide, 8″ high, and 10″ deep.
There is also an additional bag bottom made from a Painters Flat Canvas Panel (can be found in the art department of craft stores like Michael’s or Joann’s) that gives the bag all the support you need for carrying your things. This bag is easy enough to make for a confident beginner, too!
To make the Carry-All Basket, you’ll need a yard of main fabric and 1 3/8 yd of the accent and lining fabric. You’ll also need a package of byAnnie’s Soft and Stable, some fusible fleece and fusible interfacing.
You can purchase a downloadable pattern in my Craftsy shop now or I will have paper patterns available in a few weeks. I will have it on sale for $8.00 (20% off) until Valentine’s Day.
If you remember, I made the Grunge version of the bag for my friend Joyce, of the Lap App Store. She asked me to write a pattern to carry the Lap App (on the right) and her new design, The Stitch App. After talking about it and seeing how both would fit, we decided a basket style bag would work well to carry both items.
You can see that both items fit easily in the Carry-All Basket and even with my embroidery Flora Supply Case by Clover and Violet, there is still lots of room to add other supplies and projects.
The Carry-All Basket makes a great retreat bag because of its basket style and openness. You can have everything within reach, yet keep your supplies from crowding your sewing space. The basket would also make a great picnic basket on your pretty picnic quilt!
It looks perfect sitting on my Blocks on the Go for Quilts that Grow quilt made from Bonnie and Camille fabrics.
For Moms, Grandmas, and Dads, this basket would also be great as a car caddy to carry toys and books in on a long (or short) car ride. Set it in the seat next to your kids where they can reach in and get what they want out. When they are finished, back in it goes to help keep the car nice and neat.
Since the basket idea came about to carry the Lap App and Stitch App, I want to tell you a little about the new Stitch App designed by Joyce.
It has a handle so you can carry it from place to place (which I do all the time in my house). It also has a place for your scissors, seam ripper or needle book. The little pail is great for all those snipped threads and little pieces of fabric. Keep pins handy by placing them in the wool balls, or sort your needles by type for each color.
On the other side, you have a place to put two spools of thread, a small section to put your embroidery scissors and other small tools in while working and a strong magnet to put your needles on. This is a very well thought out product for the Hand Crafter and you can find yours at the Lap App Store. This was a very nice Christmas present, thanks Joyce!
I hope you’ll make your own Hand Crafter’s Carry-All Basket. If you do, let me know what you think about it and post pictures of your project on the project page on the Craftsy website.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!