I love this little fluffy basket. I could add a handle but I think it's cute just like it is and I haven't seen anything like it on the blogs. It is inspired by a little "thread holder" which I put on this blog last week by Leanne at The Stitching Room. Check it out as it is a wonderful little container. Anyway, I'm going to try to describe how this is made.
There are only 2 seams in this basket and the fleece is so forgiving. It is soft and fluffy except for the stiff felt which I put in after the little basket is made.
Okay, so you start by cutting a piece of fleece 10 inches by 14 inches. I know it's written 15 inches but it turned out to be a little long so make it 14 inches. (Now, I have really learned something here. DO NOT WRITE WITH INDELIBLE MARKERS ON YOUR COUNTERTOPS TO DO TUTORIALS. I think most people know that but somehow I thought it would be okay. NOT! I'm having a heck of a time getting it off and my husband has taken a turn also at trying to get it off.) So anyway, I didn't want to write on the counter AGAIN so I thought I'd write in here what the changes are. The changes are - the rectangle is 10 inches by 14 inches. All right then.
Cut out 2 circles - 4 1/2 inches - one out of fleece and one out of stiff felt.
Then fold the fleece rectangle in half as shown and sew the seam where it is shown also.
You end up with a nice little cuff.
I had a really hard time with this and I had to split it up into different posts.