harvest basket

Also seen on Rhythm of the Home

Materials:
Two sticks about 15 inches long
Two 15 x 21 inch pieces of fabric
Scissors
Thread
Sewing machine
Embroidery thread
Two 8 x 5 inch pieces of solid fabric (in a coordinating color for pocket)
Embroidery needle
Optional cutting board & rotary cutter
Iron

Assembly:
Cut fabric to size. Place fabric, right sides together and fold lengthwise. Cut according to diagram above. Repeat on other end using cut areas as a guideline. Your pieces will look like this:

With right sides together, sew around edges, using a 1/4 inch seam. Leave a 3-4 inch space to turn piece right side out.

Trim corners and clip around all curved areas. Turn right side out and press flat. Hand sew opened area closed.

Optional Pocket:
Take one pocket piece and embroider a free style design with flowers, leaves and words as desired. When embroidery design is complete, place both pocket pieces right sides together and sew around edge using 1/2 inch seam allowance. Leave a two-inch space free and turn pocket right side out. Press flat, pin pocket in place and sew around sides and bottom edges.

Fold over tabs around stick (to measure fit) and sew all four tabs in place.

Slide sticks in place and harvest some yummy food from your garden!

Happy September!

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10 Responses to harvest basket

  1. Michelle says:

    That’s a great one, Regina! My girls and I can use something like that even in *our* measly postage stamp garden. Thanks.

  2. Wendy says:

    This is really great; what a wonderful way to carry the smaller things from the garden that tend to get crushed.

  3. Oh, I love that basket! I wish I had it this summer for my herbs. Maybe next year. 🙂

  4. iHanna says:

    Your harvest bag is very nice, love the wood handles and your photos! mmm!

  5. mjb says:

    I love how homey it is! You could hang it up on a hook and just use it for decoration.

  6. What a wonderful idea! I love the fabric you chose for your basket. Very pretty! I think it would also be nice to use a wax cloth on the inside so that if you were picking flowers that were wet or had pollen on them, that the cloth could be easily wiped clean.

  7. AG Ambroult says:

    Oh I saw this on ROTH! Love it. And love that a non-sewer like me can make it 🙂

  8. kristin says:

    i know i’ll be making one of these regina…thanks!

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