divided baskets

First, I loved making these!  So much fun.  It was so so difficult to pick out fabrics so I finally committed to these two combos.  My sister-in-law is gathering items for her mom-group silent auction event and I happily agreed to make a Divided Basket.  I figured it would be perfect, since they’re really great for anything you’d want to store.  And I figured if I was making one, I might as well make two!

Again, I used the Pellon Craft-fuse 809 for the exterior pieces in place of my favorite SF101.  The craft-fuse gives it a nice crispness that I think holds up better to everyday abuse when the basket is sewn with mostly quilting cottons.  One of my first baskets that mocked up, I had sewn with just home dec fabric and fusible fleece. It basically turns into a pile of mush when the kids start tossing it around, so you definitely need the extra something in there.  In the pattern, my recommended SF101/fusible fleece/home dec weight fabric is very durable, too though.

I had the Diawobo elephants stashed away forever and the new Art Gallery Leah Duncan print just jumped off the shelf ready to be used.

What else can I say?  It’s a great gift giving project.  Pretty quick to make and really fun to use.

Pattern: Divided Basket Pattern
Fabrics: Meadow by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics/lining is Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander, lightweight denim from Hancock Fabrics, and Tiny Elephants by Diawabo/lining Stars are by Moda.

30 thoughts on “divided baskets

  1. Mehna says:

    Quick question, when you use the Pellon Craft Fuse do you also use the fusible fleece? I assume the craft fuse is stiff enough, but was just wondering!

    1. Anna says:

      Yes, I use both! Sorry I didn’t make that very clear. šŸ™‚

    2. Mehna says:

      Thank you! Very helpful!

  2. Paulina Ł says:

    you have great ideas. Your Divided Baskets look fantastic šŸ™‚

  3. Lily Razz says:

    Such cute baskets! Love the color combo’s you used! Hope your sister-in-law is able to raise a lot of money!

  4. Really lovely fabric choices. On my way to the store now to get some interfacing.

  5. Querida says:

    I <3 the baskets! The only thing that’s difficult is the choice of interface… We (Belgium) don’t have Pellon Craft, so I have to gamble which interface is the best.
    But I’m gonna make one soon!

  6. Julie Morin says:

    They’re lovely! Makes me want to dig out my pattern to make some more now!

  7. Yolanda says:

    I LOVVVVVVE these baskets! I just bought some more fusible fleece, and picked up some 809. I’ve only been using the fusible fleece, and I’m excited to try the 809.

    Oooo. Question. Do you wash your baskets? I’m going to wash one tonight, see how it turns out. I’d love to be able to just throw them all in the washer once in a while.

    1. Anna says:

      I haven’t actually ever washed one, but I think you totally could. Just on cold, and lay out to dry. Maybe would have to give it a press when it’s totally dry just to smooth out any wrinkles. šŸ™‚

  8. Meghan says:

    Love both of these baskets but that Leah Duncan fabric is definitely my fave! The ladies who win these baskets are very lucky šŸ™‚

  9. Your divided basket is a work of art! Love it.! Too good to use…..I would put it on my display shelf until further notice! LOL!

  10. So pretty! I really need to find the time to make one of these.

  11. Nilya says:

    Looove your handles!

  12. Best fabric combos ever! Love them both!

  13. kristin says:

    oh i love them both but i’m especially smitten with that meadow/denim one. i allllmost bought that print for my garden party dress and now i think i need to go back for it.

  14. so great! i love craft fuse – good to know that it works well with your patterns (social tote on the horzion!)

  15. Both are really beautiful! I love your fabric choices!

  16. Ashley says:

    I made my first basket last night and just love it!! I can’t wait to try more… the hardest part is picking the fabric!

  17. Kirsten says:

    These are beautiful baskets – really love the elephants one! I have just made another basket using black denim too. I have used it in a few bags too – I love it as it has a lineny look but is more durable.

  18. Lydia says:

    They were a HUGE hit at the auction and people were trying to outbid each other on them! I stuffed them both full of goodies and the ladies were asking where they could buy them!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generosity and using your creative talents to bless our Mops group! See you soon!

  19. These look great! I love the fabric.

  20. Staci says:

    Quick Question here– will this pattern work with Soft and Stable instead of the fusible fleece?

    1. Anna says:

      I think it should work! šŸ™‚

  21. Anna, your Divided Basket pattern is the best! I need to make some for me ā€¦ the babies can’t have all the fun!

  22. Theresa Skelly says:

    I am not a very experienced sewer but have made two of these and they turned out very well! Now that I am about to make my third divided basket, Iā€™m wondering what the best way Is to to add a contrast binding at the top of the pocket. Should I just sew a strip on? Make the lining longer and turn it over? I have seen quite a few pictures that show this. Please advise…!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Theresa, so glad you’re having fun with the pattern. I’ll email over info about adding the binding to the top of the pocket. šŸ™‚

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