basket for baby

12.04.2012



It's been slow and steady on the sewing front.  I guess I just haven't felt that 'need' to make like I usually do.  But you know what, there are babies arriving in these parts, and if anything gets me sewing -- it's babies!


I saw this pin on pinterest and really thought it would be a super nice idea for a new baby gift filled with goodies.  So I messed around and came up with this lovely little divided handled basket.  I really like the way it turned out.  Filled it with some diapers, lotion, a treat for mom, a sleeper, and a handful of these pre-fold diaper burp cloths that I added some trim to (totally copied Gail on the whole burp cloth idea).



I'm excited to gift this one away!


The zig zag is a Premier Prints home dec weight and the lining is Habitat by Jay McCarrol.  Perfect combo for a baby boy!



54 comments :

  1. I really like this! Will you be doing a tutorial for it?

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  2. Such a sweet gift! The basket is especially adorable, love that it's divided! :)

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  3. The divider is a great idea. Good for organizing the stuff and stabilizing the bag.

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  4. I want this basket for myself! But it is so perfect for a baby things, too!! Great gift idea, Anna!!

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  5. Love the divided basket, so practical and such a cute gift -love it!!

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  6. very cool! love the basket...especially that lining material! sewing for babies is fun :)

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  7. gorgeous, love the inside textile. Really sweet. Would love to try one out, will you be giving tutorials? Congrats!

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  8. Love this. And the colours are just perfect for a baby's room! The lining fabric is especially perfect!

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  9. 'Love this basket, especially the divider. A tutorial would be wonderful! (hint) ;-) -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  10. How cute is that! and very functional too. Nice!

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  11. so cute! i, of course, love the lining fabric! ;)

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  12. I would love a tutorial, too! With our first baby due in April, I've been looking for something just like this to go on the changing table! I love the bright and happy colors of yours. What a lucky recipient!

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  13. I've made some of these, but never thought of using them for a baby gift. That is such a fabulous idea!

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  14. anna! that divided basket! i saw that same pin and have been looking for a pattern/tutorial to make it ever since - it's perfect, you're soooo good!! and of course i love that you did the burp cloths that way, so easy, eh? :)

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  15. That will be such a welcomed baby gift Anna!

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  16. That is totally adorable. I would have loved to receive a gift like that as a new mama. What a great idea!

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  17. What a great idea for using those Premier Prints. I always like them, but am not so fond of the hand. This would be perfect! Totally cute execution.

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  18. Sweet! Almost makes me want to have baby #4!

    Just bought a tote pattern of yours at Pink Chalk Fabrics. Can't wait to get started on it as soon as all my December bee blocks are out of the way.

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  19. Omigosh so awesome!! Yes please on the pattern/tutorial for a divided basket! Soooo useful in a kid room and definitely a great gift. You're the bag/basket/tote genius of blogland, I swear. Love Gail's idea for the contrast trim on burp rags too!

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  20. What a great gift! Love the divided basket too and Gail's trim on the burp rags.

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  21. tutorial please :) my babe is due in february and i see to have forgotten how to sew. all of her things will be store bought and in disorganized piles. it's shameful!

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  22. Very nice! How did you sew in the divider? Like, at what step? That's what has always baffled me about divided projects. Thanks!

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  23. Oh yeah, I'd love a tutorial! It's probably really simple, but I can't figure out that divider in my brain spaces. Love the fabric combo too!

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  24. Lovely, and what a practical gift! I would love a tutorial too! :)

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  25. Adorable! Such a great gift for baby showers :-)

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  26. Love this! I can think of so many uses for it. The fabrics you used are perfect... and I'm trying to figure out just how you made that awesome divider...

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  27. Would love to win this for a friend who is pregnant!

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  28. Darling...and yes, I would love to see how you made the divider, too.

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  29. Tutu please! I have a shower coming up and would love this for storing my sons train tracks, cars, and everything else!

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  30. What a neat idea for just about anything in this sewing room that needs to get organized.

    Great thinking and wow what a wonderful gift for a new mom and baby.

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  31. I love this! I have a grandson coming any day ;)

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  32. Please do a tutorial or a pattern! Fantastic!

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  33. This is so perfect! Would you do a tutorial? Pretty please!! xxx

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  34. love the divided basket! Any tips on how to do it?

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  35. That is a ROCKIN' baby gift. Seriously. That momma will be thrilled. Your sewing is always so beautiful.

    Cheri

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  36. Love this! I need this pattern. (and whats up with "Anonymous" above??! a little bit of an anal control freak?)
    Veronica

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  37. I just popped by to say how much I love that Habitat print, but OMG!!!!! Jay McCarroll beat me to it!

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  38. Seriously, I pinned the exact same pin on pinterest... at least I think so. I pinned it a couple of weeks ago and I loved loved loved it. I think that yours looks fabulous and I know the person receiving it will be so thankful. Great job :)

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  39. This is such a fantastic gift idea...it's fun, bright, and beautiful but also incredibly useful? Those are all my favorite things!

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  40. Wow, what an awesome gift idea! I would have loved to receive something like this when I was pregnant. It's practical and gorgeous. Would love a tutorial... this would make a great knitting basket.

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  41. Such a great gift! Would be super useful right now for me!

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  42. The basket is absolutely adorable! Though there will be no more newborns in this house, my daughter would love this for her baby dolls. And a larger basket would do great hiding all the toys in the evening :-)

    It would be great if you could share a tutorial for this!!!

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  43. How practical and adorable and creative. Hope you show us how you did it.

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  44. it's great-like everything you do!

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  45. Beautiful gift! Lucky mom and baby!

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  46. What size diaper did you use for the burp clothes? Preemie (9.5 x 13) or Infant (12 x 16)

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    1. Hey Tamee! here's the link to the ones I bought: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003DRF3CM/ref=asc_df_B003DRF3CM2870938?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=pg-164-36-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395097&creativeASIN=B003DRF3CM

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