Yayyyyy! I’m sharing this fun (and free!) basket and tray pattern that I made up using Carolyn Friedlander’s new fabric collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics – Euclid. It’s printed on gorgeous essex linen and I think it might be my favorite collection of hers yet.
I was dreaming up what project to make using Euclid and a basket kept coming to mind. The Euclid designs are perfect for home dec items, have you seen these gorgeous napkins? I definitely need some of those in my life. I think the basket and tray are so useful and you can never have too many places to hold all your favorite things, right?! Plus, this set is perfect for pairing up and displaying on your coffee table, dresser, or even in your sewing space. They’re so great for collecting and displaying small treasures. I especially like to think that the basket is perfect for yarn whereas the tray fits a small scissors, thread, and notions so nicely.
They’re a fun almost origami-like shape and the leather handles and rivets look so amazing. You could definitely sew fabric handles or get creative using thick wool felt and hand stitch them on. Either way, I hope you’ll use this free pattern and have some fun with it! I can’t wait to see what you make.
Pattern: Tiny Treasures Basket & Tray Pattern
Fabric: Euclid by Carolyn Friedlander (coming to shops in August!)
Let me know in the comments if you’d be interested in being able to purchase sets of leather for the basket or tray from my shop. Handles for the basket are now in my shop!
Have a great weekend!
44 thoughts on “Tiny Treasures Basket & Tray Free Pattern”
This is perfect timing! I just bought some new clothespins and I want to make a basket for them.
That’s just gorgeous fabric & I adore your baskets! I can see making oodles of them for here, there & everywhere. Thanks!
I’d love to buy leather handles in your shop! And if you also sold the rivets too, so much the better. ?
I’d love to be able to buy the leather for these! You’ve just changed my holiday gifting plans from rope baskets to these trays!
Thanks for this free pattern – I especially adore the smaller/flatter basket! I’m interested in purchasing the leather straps as well.
I’m intimidated by the rivets, yet very intrigued, too. How did you learn to apply them on products?
Love these! Thank you for the free pattern!
Yes please to the leather from your shop!
I love the idea of giving these for Christmas! Thanks Kara!
Leather….yes, please! Thank you for sharing your extraordinary talent and this new pattern with us. Your generosity is appreciated.
I love these baskets ! I would like to buy leather from your shop if you agree to ship to Switzerland 🙂
I would also like to purchase the leather to make these patterns, as well as some of the leather that you put in your zipper pulls.
I would love to see a hardware kit for these. The leathe handles and rivets. Thanks for the pattern, cant wait to make one!
These are so fun, love the shape!
Thank you, Anna, for sharing your basket and tray pattern with us. Your work is fabulous!
oh, my!!! These are fabulous. I’m totally making some right away :). Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Anna! Love these!!! Yes, yes, yes for a leather handle package/kit! Your handles are amazing! So are the zipper pulls…
Wow Anna, another gorgeous creation! You are so talented! I love these baskets. My husband needs one for his dresser. I think this would be a great handmade gift for men, to stash their stuff in. Thanks for sharing it!
What a delightful design and use of fabrics. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful design with us. Have a lovely weekend.
You have once again hit a home run! These baskets are perfect & I can’t wait to make them, being a basket/tray/container junkie. The clean graphics of Euclid are perfect for these! Thanks for sharing the pattern with us – they will make wonderful gifts for anyone.
weeee, thanks so much !
The baskets and fabric are so awesome! I just love when things have leather touches. It just takes the project up a notch. I’d be interested in the leather. Great job!
I am writing about the YouTube video you made for the Maker’s Tote. I just finished hand-sewing the binding on my tote and it will be done as soon as I add the handles. I have never made bias binding before and have very limited experience with it. I watched the video several times to get my courage up before I started, and I was surprised at how easy it was. I must admit that I did hand baste my zipper and gussets in place before I sewed them on the machine, but I was a little afraid of controlling my machine through all the bulk of the Décor Bond and foam. Anyway, I’m in love with my new bag and can’t wait to use it for my sock knitting. I also bought some Cotton & Steel fabrics (the Melody Miller one with the telephones on it) to make another bag—I am not very faithful to my knitting projects and usually have two or three or a half a dozen going at once. Thanks again for the video—it was very helpful. I will post pictures of my bag on Facebook and Flickr when it is complete—I want to show it off!
Thank you so much for the pattern Anna! So, so cute and I agree- would make nice Christmas gifts!:)
I usually don’t make bags and things but I love these. I would definitely buy the leather and rivets from your shop as I live in a small town with limited shopping options. I also love the fabric. Can’t wait for it to come out.
Thank you for sharing this pattern, and for the specifics on what kind of stabilizers you used. Some patterns don’t give the exact information and I always wonder, “well, okay, but what kind of heavyweight fusible?”
Love the shape of these baskets.
Anna, thanks so much for the pattern for these! I’ve been looking forward to making them ever since I saw them in the Euclid Lookbook months ago 🙂 I can’t imagine them without the leather handles–would they be fabric with the same configuration?
How do you attach the rivets with the leather?
Hi Sharon, I have a tutorial here: https://blog.noodle-head.com/2015/07/install-rivets.html
I am always blown away by your sense of style and color, Anna. I needed a thread-catcher for sewing and the smallest basket fits the bill. You are an inspiration!
I would love to buy the leather handles from your shop. Just send me an email if/when you make them available.
Thank you so much, this is wonderful!
I’ve just started to use a beautiful 1930’s writing bureau as my sewing station, I’m going to make these little baskets/trays in William Morris fabrics. I’ll stack them in the pigeon holes to store the necessary nicnacs for sewing.
Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern and further enhancing my lovely sewing station at the same time 🙂
I am soo looking forward to working with Euclid. Count me in for leather handles.
I hope to make one of these baskets to go with my noodlehead market bag. Lahey handled in your so would be great!
Yes for leather handles. Also – what is that bright blue yarn with the gray Shelter? I love the color!
Thank you! Love it!!!
Love, love this basket & tray. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!
Great baskets! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
I just bought your book and looove it. I would also like to buy the leather and would love a tutorial on how to put on the rivets. Thanks so much for the beautiful free patterns.
Oh man this is awesome!
Thanks for this pattern! The baskets are really nice, I will have a try when I made a decision about the fabrics… But can I also use Soft&Stable? We have different types of interfacing in Germany, and I don’t really know what to use instead of the one you used… Thanks for your help!
Thanks for your comment. I don’t think I would recommend Soft & Stable for this particular project. The interfacing I call for is quite a bit different. It’s stiff yet flexible and has fusible on one side. I’ve read that Vilene S520 might be a good substitute, but I haven’t had the opportunity to try it myself.
Hope that helps a bit. 🙂
How do you sew next to the Peltex 71F? I could only get 1/8″ away at best. Also, the lining has separated from the Peltex so it looks like a wrinkly, hot mess! Any suggestions?
I finally got around to making the tray and I have to say this was not a fun make. I had to remake the interior completely after the first attempt produced an interior that no amount of tugging was going to make fit into the exterior. I reduced the interior size by 1/8” all around and had more success. The Peltex 71F is not only stiff but it is thicker than typical interfacing. The bulkiness of that Peltex needed to be considered. The binding was likewise an issue. I found that the bulkiness of the interior + Peltex plus the exterior + its interfacing was enough to make it impossible to sew the binding at the half inch fold and still have enough to turn over and cover the stitching. I ended up having to adjust the binding to have not much more than a scant 3/8 inch fold in order to get the binding to come over the lip of the basket and down to cover the visible stitching. Since it was very difficult to sew the binding on in the first place, I didn’t want to undo it. I found it strange that the bulky interfacing went on the inside, but I see that Peltex71F does produce a very wrinkly result which would be unattractive on the outside. Not likely to make another one. I used typical fat quarter cotton and have been sewing for decades. This was a disappointment to be sure.
I liked the pattern so much in the original size, that I enlarged it for a dog basket (dachshund). An old fleece jacket from the dog owner himself made a perfect “quarry” for the fabric on the inside. And to keep the padding in place, I quilted the silhouette of a dachshund. However, the joy was only short, because the cheeky puppy had disassembled the magnificent piece in one night.