Week 1 - I tried to get crafty.
This is the basket I bought to hold my laundry. It did not come with the lining seen above. I bought fabric from Ikea and figured I could come up with some sort of lining on my own. Easier said than done.
The fabric had unfinished edges so I knew I would need to fold the fabric in and tack it down. My yard of fabric was proving to be too much of a time suck to hem by hand. Also, I could not sew a straight line for the life of me.
Week 2 - I pulled out the big guns.
I went to Michaels to get more thread. While there I also picked up the handheld Singer Stitch Sew Quick machine. This might just be what the doctor ordered.
The Stitch Sew Quick definitely improved the quality of my craftsmanship.
The final product is what you see above.
For a first attempt I am pleased. Upon final inspection there are a couple areas that may need to be touched up but I will wait till it starts to fall apart before I try and fix it now. Knowing me if I try and fix it now I will make it worse. (I shot the video before I found the "problem" area, so the video makes the project seem like it was flawless. Trust me it was not seamless...get it seamless! Ha ha!)
And once again, I am sideways in the video. Someday I will figure out how to film right side up.
The Song Of The Day - Black & White by Sarah McLachlan