08 May 2013

D-I-Y Reversible Basket using HGTV Home Decor Fabrics from JoAnn Fabric & Crafts, Intro

I love D-I-Y projects. I love JoAnn's. And I love HGTV. So how do you think I felt when JoAnn's asked me to make something with their HGTV Home Decor Fabrics? **doing happy crafter dance**

I changed my mind about what I was going to make, oh, at least 10 times. Finally, I gave myself two criteria:
  1. must be something I would use myself 
  2. must be able to give my readers a tutorial 

{enjoy the view} | HGTV fabric, JoAnn Fabric & Crafts sponsored post

The. Fabrics. Are. Fabulous. Nice weight, easy to work with, gorgeous colors and designs. I received:
  • Chevron Chic in Citrine (55" wide, 34% rayon, 34% cotton, 32% polyester, dry cleaning recommended)
  • Urban Blossoms in a light blue (54" wide, 100% cotton, dry cleaning recommended)
  • pleated twill trim in green & blue 

The colors in the Urban Blossoms (yes, originally I posted the name was "Urban Blosson because that's what the websites said - but the fabric itself says "Blossoms"!) fabric coordinated perfectly with Lulu's bathroom, so I decided to make a reversible basket for storage. My first! I've always wanted to make one, but never got around to doing it.

{enjoy the view} | HGTV fabric, JoAnn Fabric & Crafts sponsored post

Because the fabrics were medium weight and I used the heaviest interfacing I could find, there were times when this project got a little tricky. At one point, I was stitching through 5-6 fairly-thick layers! For this reason, I think this project is best done by someone who has at least a little sewing experience. But the result was worth it - even Lulu said that it looked like something you would buy in a store!

What I used: 
  • 7/8 yd. HGTV Chevron Chic fabric in Citrine 
  • 1/2 yd. HGTV Urban Blossoms fabric in light blue 
  • abt 3/4 yd. heavyweight sew-in interfacing 
  • Misc: pins, scissors, iron, thread, needle

I am totally in love with this basket! As a matter of fact, as soon as I pick up more interfacing, I plan to make another one!

{enjoy the view} | HGTV fabric, JoAnn Fabric & Crafts sponsored post
{enjoy the view} | HGTV fabric, JoAnn Fabric & Crafts sponsored post

And don't worry - I have a tutorial for you! There were 24 pictures total, and I felt that was a lot for one post, so I divided everything into two posts. This is the introduction, and tomorrow, I'll post the tutorial. So be sure to come back to see the rest of the pictures and grab the directions! (Click here to see the tutorial!)

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{enjoy the view} | HGTV fabric, JoAnn Fabric & Crafts sponsored post

(This is a sponsored post. I was responsible for designing the project and JoAnn Fabric & Crafts supplied the fabric.)