My basket is officially done!!
Don't you just love it !!
I accented it with brown pleather and used red for the lining.
I think it looks great on the stairs...but I also think it would of looked cool in a basket weave fabric ! ...I'll have to keep my eyes open for the next one.
Best of all its not in the way on the stairs and no more stuff piling up on the steps!!! ( usually falling through to the basement !)
If you have been reading my blog, you know I decided on a challenge and make Sarah's "One Trip Up" Stairs Basket pattern without plastic canvas but wood! OK, I couldn't get plastic canvas and reeeeally wanted to make the basket ..so what other choice did I have ??
You can see the different steps of the Sew Along ..HERE
But I never showed you how I finished off the basket. Due to the wood IU had to do it different then the instructions called for.
Once the outer and the lining pieces were sewn...I sewed them together along the top RST ( like I would for a bag) but left a BIG opening. ( about half the width of the wooden frame)
Here I did a bit of cheating ...First I taped the pleather to the wood so that it would stay still...
Then I folded the lining under to the length I wanted...applied Stylefix (Wonder tape) to the edge...
....and then I could hand sew it down without it sliding all over the place.
......surprisingly its not as heavy as I was afraid it might be...
Thank you Sarah for another wonderful pattern !
I really enjoyed making it and I definitely will make another one for the basement stairs.
If you'd like to make your own "One Trip Up" Stairs Basket ...you can find it at Cosy Nest Designs
P.S. Wouldn't it be cool to have one for each kid with their name in it ...no more ..it's not my stuff!!