Yup, had to make one for my new niece. I figured since life gets hectic with a toddler and baby in the house, that the divided basket was just the ticket for a busy mom and dad to change diapers wherever. I loaded it up with a bunch of diapers, but really one side could be used for all the diapering goodies like wipes and ointments or a toy to keep the little girl occupied.
I know her mom loves the color green and clovers, so this Briar Rose print was just perfect.
I somehow found myself without cotton webbing (seriously it’s one of my staples that I always keep on hand) so I improvised and made the handles by quilting a couple layers of canvas onto some fusible fleece, then went about adding the chambray trim as usual. I really like the way it looks, so it’s a great substitute!
I also wanted to try another interfacing. In the pattern I recommend both Pellon SF101 and fusible fleece (and I still love the results it gives), but I tried out Pellon 809 and really like the extra crispness it gives. I would definitely try this if you are using a quilting cotton for the exteriors. It does make it a little more ‘crunchy’ to turn right side out, but I think it’s worth it.
Pattern: Divided Basket Pattern by me
Fabrics: Chambray, Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics, Bungalow by Joel Dewberry
Mods: used strips of cotton canvas for handles, substituted Pellon SF101 for Pellon 809 Decor Bond