Happy Thursday dear friends! I am so excited today because I am joining in again on another thrift store upcycle project along with some other talented bloggers. Last month, I shared my farmhouse box makeover and previously I shared my Goodwill lamp makeover, and while I am sharing another coastal farmhouse themed project, this one will not require paint.
One of my earliest sewing projects was my extra long table runner and I just shared some navy and white round chargers that turned amazing (to my surprise) so I am trying to incorporate more sewing tutorials on my blog. However, please note, I am not in any way shape or form a seamstress. I am mediocre at best, but it is something I enjoy and the more I do it the more I like to challenge myself.
You’ve been warned! 😉
So if you haven’t seen this monthly thrift store upcycle challenge before here is what it’s all about!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet this Month’s Hosts
Jennifer | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Yami | The Latina Next Door – Amanda | Domestically Creative
Ann | Duct Tape And Denim
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 – Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications – Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Habiba | Craftify My Love
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My Project: How to Sew a Basket Liner (for my Goodwill Basket)
Since I had a small amount of fabric from my craft room transformation I thought I would use it to create a liner. I was so happy I had just enough for it. Here’s a sneak peak!
I am sure there are better tutorials out there, but mine is a little different because I don’t use a tape measure. NOPE! I just eyeball everything, but it’s simple and it works every time. So here is how I do it.
I take my fabric and cut the fabric for the sides of the basket. I make sure to leave about 1/2 inch allowance on the sides and that it will be tall enough to go over the sides of the basket. There is not exact measurement, just leave enough for however much fabric you want to come down and over the sides.
I cut the 2 longer sides first and then the 2 shorter sides.
Since I barely had any fabric left I had to use some leftover white denim from my last project for the base. I basically set the basket on top of it and cut around it leaving about another 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Then it was time to attach the sides to the base. I attached the shorter sides first. Make sure your fabric is facing in for this.
I sewed them together with my Singer (this is the one I own).
I attached the other short side.
Then it was time for the longer sides. Make sure to sew up until the shorter side seam (shown below). Not past.
You should have something that resembles a cross at this point.
Then it’s time to attach the sides. I do them all at once.
You will see that the bottom seam allowance (below) will be wider than the top. This is GOOD. This is what you want.
Go ahead and sew all 4 sides together. Once done, insert the liner and make sure it lines up nicely and make any adjustments if necessary.
Once I am happy with it, I run my serger on all of the seams, to prevent the fabric from fraying (here is the serger I use).
If you don’t have a serger you can use the zigzag stitch on your machine.
I even serge the boarder that goes over the basket.
Once I do this I decide how low I want my liner to come down on the basket and pin it.
Then I run it one last time through my machine.
And that’s it! Now I have a basket that looks like it came from Pottery Barn! 😉 And it has that perfect coastal farmhouse style I love so much!
I hope you like this thrift store transformation! The best thing about this, is that I can change the look of the fabric for different seasons and holidays just by changing the liner. I hope to get a lot of use out this little basket.
I will see you soon!
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And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!