Making a Fabric Bread Basket
A few months ago I received an email from one of my blog readers asking if I could help them. They wanted a bread basket, a very specific bread basket, and had searched high and low without any luck, so then asked me if I could possibly make them the bread basket they were after. What she was describing sounded a lot like a giant version of my little fabric dishes I made last year, so we came up with a deal. She would source the exact fabric she was after during her Honeymoon to France in the summer, and I would get to work making a prototype.
It was nice to be sewing again after what seems like such a long break, and I made this bread basket in no time at all, using the same method as I used to make my fabric dishes. I added some loops to tie a fabric covering to the top of the bread basket to help keep the bread/croissants warm, and used an old shirt of my dad’s for the lining. I am very attached to this shirt and quite sentimental about it, I have so many good memories of my dad wearing it, so I almost ripped it out of his hands when he offered it to me as a source of fabric due to an irremovable paint stain on one of the sleeves.
I like our new bread basket, and even though I didn’t even know we needed one, now that we have one we use it all the time!
I really think my next project ought to be making a new cover for my ironing board, it is in an appalling state! I do apologise.