Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Fabric bathroom tidy (No. 1)

These little fabric baskets have been popping up all over blog-land.  I decided it was high time I tried making one using this tutorial at Ric Rac.   

Our bathroom has recently had a major face-lift so it's all still (fairly) sparkly and tidy.  However, we still haven't found the 'right' things to adorn the corner shelves.  The colour scheme is neutral cream and white and I've accessorised with chocolate brown and duck-egg blue towels.  I think that this basket fits in perfectly -


I made a fabric label for the front of the basket with some stamps (and just a regular ink pad that I had to hand!  I thought since they won't be going in the washing machine it'll be ok!?).  I zig-zagged around the edge with lovely blue thread that matches the basket lining -


I think this came out rather pretty!

The blue lining also forms the border at the top - so there's no fussy binding to sew on. 


I made this one specifically to hold little bottles of bubble bath and shower gel that we use everyday - they usually just sit on the shelf looking untidy.  It measures around 5.5" high with a diameter of 16" and is 6" across the base. 


I'm already planning to make some more (there are 3 shelves after all!) but I'll make others in different sizes to hold cotton buds, cotton wool discs etc.


These little baskets are so handy (and were a doddle to make), I could see them becoming a feature in every room of the house and in all different colours and sizes. 

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