Awhile ago I saw some cute but overpriced fabric bunny baskets on Etsy. I thought, “Hey! I can probably figure out how to make those. They would make cute Easter baskets.”
Fast forward one month during which time I did nothing but find a tutorial on how to sew a similar basket. Today, assuming it was logical that I could still pull them off, I headed to the fabric store to purchase things totally foreign to me like interfacing and batting. I have never worked with them, but how hard could it be, right? I still had 60 hours until Easter morning.
Only I failed to anticipate the difficulty of ear placement, of finding a new sewing machine needle when I broke mine on a pin, of the absolute nightmare that is feeding the batting through my machine, of the impossibility of sewing a circular piece of fabric to a rectangle (this is a talent I will never have), and worst of all: of locating the seam ripper in my disaster of a sewing room.
So…the original baskets on Etsy were perhaps not so overpriced after all. You could not pay me twice as much to make any more. And as wonky as these things are turning out, you wouldn’t buy them from me, either. I am not sure if these will be finished by Sunday morning, but I will try my darnedest.
And of course, I just looked more closely at the photograph that was my original inspiration. Good grief – they had square bottoms, not round ones. Now that would have been a whole lot easier. But do I have enough fabric to switch gears now? Of course not.