HOLY CRAP! I’m so excited to be here!!!! U Create is my favorite of favorites!!!!
I’m Kimbo from a girl and a glue gun! and i think will start with a disclaimer: (disclaimer) this is supposed to be a “simple” fat quarter project. and what started out simple in my head now seems really unsimple as i write this long tutorial. BUT! it’s really not that complicated! i promise if i can do it–you can do it!!)
alright… today I’m making…
the other day i walked outside and found my daughter and her bike like this…
and i thought to myself…
self, it’s time to make her a bike basket!
turns out it’s a perfect project for fat quarters!
HERE’s what you need:
two fat quarters per basket
you will need to cut two of each of these pieces….(plus the straps) (not pictured)
pretend like this rectangle is a fat quarter…here’s how i cut it out….remember..you need two pieces. so you can use two different patterned fat quarters or two of the same.
(fyi–it’s hard to draw with a mouse.)
yellow is going to get sewn onto yellow and pink will be attached to pink. the straps will go on the back piece.
after you got it all cut out. you will need your mesh stuff….(looks like this and is found at joanns and other craft stores) (this is what helps the basket hold it’s shape)
now…after making one basket i got a little smarter and changed my game plan. i was going to finish of the top with binding…but if you cut the outside piece about 1 1/2 inch smaller along the top of the back and side panel you can just fold it down and use that instead…and it’s easier doing that before you sew…so trim now!
for the the bottom piece only (c) you will put the mesh in and sew up the last edge.
before you attach the back piece you will want to add the velcro straps to the back…(about an inch down from the top)
straps need to be small about 5-6 inches (my mistake number two–i had to go and trim them up) if they are long the basket will droop on the handlebars.
then you sew the back piece onto the bottom piece and up the sides. then you slide in the mesh (you can trim as necessary) and fold down the top extra fabric (i folded it about half an inch then another inch so the edge is a finished one)
and i just hot glued it into place…cause i love me a shortcut.
she loves it…and that is just icing on the cake!!!!
thanks so much for reading!!