Friday, 30 March 2012

Nesting Fabric Bowls

A little while back Nova and I agreed to test each others patterns. She made some beautiful scrappy leaves and now it is my turn, yay!

Nova's latest pattern is Nesting Fabric Bowls. I don't know about you but I can always use more storage around the house, and these bowls are so versatile the possibilities are pretty much endless!


nesting fabric bowls
photo courtsey of Nova - a cuppa and a catch up
I can honestly say I love this pattern! It has clear instructions and covers each step of creating your own set of nesting baskets in a way that I am confident even the novice sewer will have no trouble at all whipping these up. But Nova provides so many options for customizing your baskets that if you have made these type of fabric containers before, this pattern still will come in handy!

I made two individual baskets rather then a set because I wanted to experiment with the pattern a bit.
With Easter just around the corner I wanted something cute for egg hunting.
This is the 6" basket embellished with a raw edge applique bunny. I added one long handle so it can be hung from one arm when searching for all the Easter eggs in the garden.

easter basket

What I found especially helpful was the formula Nova provides for calculating the measurements of your own custom sized container. I am pretty lazy when it comes to maths so any help I can get in that department I'll gladly take :)

My next bowl is made with custom measurements. I used some small patchwork blocks I made with Ayumi's Scrappy Hour Glass tutorial for this one.

Nesting Fabric Bowls

The pattern suggests using interfacing which I didn't have on hand. So rather than wait and order some I used fusible batting instead. This makes for a little less firm bowl but mine still hold shape and stand up on their own.

I still want to make an actual nesting set and a teeny tiny small basket ooooh the possibilities! They'd make great gifts don't you think?

Nova has kindly offered to give away a copy of her pattern! Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win :) I will leave comments open till midnight Sunday and announce the winner Monday morning. Make sure there is a way for us to contact you should you win!!

You can by the nesting fabric bowls pattern here

Thanks Nova!

x Leila

70 comments:

  1. Both of your baskets are beautiful! I just love that adorable bunny, though.

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  2. I can't resist temptation like that!

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  3. Great baskets and I too love the bunny - looks like Poppy Treffry stuff which I so love. xx

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  4. I love all of baskets, but the one with bunny have stolen my heart!

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  5. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern! I especially love the bunny on your Easter basket! Very Spring!

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  6. thanks so much Leila for all your help! your versions of the bowl & basket are so beautiful x

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  7. They sure are cute!
    And some nesting baskets with someone else doing the math sure sounds good to me ;0)

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  8. Gorgeous!
    I love the bunny!

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  9. Lovely! Easter basket idea is so cute too :-)

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  10. These baskets are great - I love your little bunny!

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  11. nice baskets.the bunny is so cute :)

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  12. What a great pattern and I agree they would make fabulous gifts! I love your Easter Egg hunting basket - hope you get to fill it up! ; )

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  14. Oh! Oh! Oh! Pick me! I'm a sucker fit cute storage and a way to use up mu wayward fabric. (so I can buy more!)

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  15. Adorable!! You've inspired me to make egg hunting baskets for my kids!

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  16. I love these baskets! I have had baskets on my mind recently.. apparently I need more storage!

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  17. Your baskets are so beautiful! I have been thinking to make ... too long time. Would be great to have once a good pattern! x Teje

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  18. The baskets are fabulous! I especially love that little bunny! I'm thinking my newborn niece needs an Easter basket like this!

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  19. These are so cute! I would love to make some just for 'pretty' storage and also the Easter baskets. I'm glad you said the pattern is easy too.

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  20. I have been meaning to make some fabric buckets for quite some time...I guess I may need a pattern! Love your little bunny applique, it's adorbs!

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  21. Cute pattern! I will have to show it to my boss at my LQS

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  22. Love your baskets. That rabbit is the hit of the day.
    I'm at lovinthesunnow(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Love your bowls! The Easter basket is simply the cutest!

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  24. oh i love them both but the pieced one... holy frijoles!

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  25. If a beginner can follow the instructions then I am up to giving it a go!! The pattern is gorgeous and your adaptations look fantastic!

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  26. These look fantastic! And I could ALWAYS use some extra storage around here! (And a new project to try!) ;-)

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  27. so pretty! you did fabulous!!! and I'd love to win a copy.

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  28. Your baskets are awesome (I bought the pattern before I even got dressed this morning - so if you pick me, draw again) x

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  29. I just picked up my copy a couple of hours ago, love the variations you've created!

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  30. They look great! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern =D

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  31. I love your Easter basket - that rabbit is fab!

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  32. The baskets are just delightful-I like the Easter basket and can think of many used for Christmas or for birthdays! Would enjoy the pattern to make some of the baskets for my family---

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  33. Your baskets are so cute! I love the stitching on the bunny. Nova's pattern is great and I love seeing what other people are doing with it. Hope I win!

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  34. Oh my gosh. Wouldn't tiny little baskets be so cute! I'd love to win the pattern. Thx for the chance.

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  35. I need to make those small ones for my upcoming sewing class at my local library. From 6yrs. up Need to give them to the kids so they can put their work to take home.
    Thanks for the opportunity....

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  36. I need to make those small ones for my upcoming sewing class at my local library. From 6yrs. up Need to give them to the kids so they can put their work to take home.
    Thanks for the opportunity....

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  37. Love these baskets so much Leila! Yours are both gorgeous!

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  38. I just saw these at Nova's and said, "Goodness me, her creations are fab! Yes, I do love her blog too. That bunny is Cu-uuuute!"

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  39. Soooo Cute! I would LOVE to win this pattern! Thanks!

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  40. Love love love this pattern

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  41. How great is that bunny basket?!! Love the patchwork too, though! ellen [at] everydayartbyeda [dot] com

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  42. Those baskets are so nice! I would love to make my own! thank, Jera

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  43. I would love to make some nesting buckets! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. Oooohhhhhh! I want to make those hanging baskets!! Love love love.

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  45. I love both your takes on the lovely pattern!! The handle for the Easter basket looks so comfy!

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  46. I love this pattern! You did such a cute job. Thanks for offering it as a giveaway.

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  47. I need help to organise me.....and my overflowing UFOs and those lovely baskets look just right.... If I ever finished making them all!

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  48. I am in love with these buckets since the first time I saw them, and am super curoius about the construction and the sizing possibilities.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. I love the baskets! They are very clever, nesting like that. Always need more storsge and make great gifts!

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  50. So Pretty! i'm glad to know the webbing stands up...

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  51. I love the easter basket. Why is it that my free form appliqué looks messy and yours looks great?! Love it!

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  52. I can always use another pattern. these are really cute! tinygirl@suddenlink.net

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  53. These are too darn cute! Who couldn't use more little containers?! My fingers are crossed.
    P.S. Love your blog!

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  54. Thanks for the review of the pattern. I love the samples you made.

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  55. It looks like a great pattern! I'd love to win!

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  56. I think these nesting bowls are a perfect project. I hope I win.

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  57. These baskets are amazing and I especially love the hourglass one! Fingers crossed for me x

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  58. I LOVE that basket!! The pattern looks great and your bunny version is so inspirational. I never would have thought of that. That's why I love blogs so much, inspiration everywhere. And great patterns too :)

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  59. I love the pattern and am going to buy it...if I do not win the giveaway.

    C_kaminsky(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. Love those fabric baskets and the sweet applique bunny! thanks!

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  61. They are gorgeous, I need to make some of these, oh the uses!!!

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  62. Nicole G Zero31 March 2012 23:49

    I love those baskets! Hope I win.

    nicoleg0 at hotmail.com

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  63. What a lovely bunny basket! I can always use more storage for my extra cut triangles or squares or scraps. Also many other uses around my office. Thanks!

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  64. These baskets look gorgeous and so functional. I'm desperately in need of some stylish storage solutions, and would love to win this pattern! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  65. This is a great pattern. I would love to make some for my bathroom and bedroom.

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  66. those nesting baskets are awesome! I would love that pattern, thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. Love these! I will have to buy the pattern if I don't win your giveaway! Thanks!

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  68. Love the egg hunting basket, what a good idea. Of course your scrappy hour glass bowl is a great way to show off bits of beautiful fabric. Lovely.

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  69. These baskets look fab, love your Easter version and it would be great to win the pattern too!

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