Nicole, at Sister’s Choice Quilts, traded in her small thread catcher for this larger basket. It’s big enough for threads, snippets and trimmings. Plus, it’s a quick project and will be lovely in your favorite scraps.
The tutorial, from The Sewing Chick, specifies duck canvas inside the basket for stiffening. Nicole didn’t have any on hand so she used muslin and gave it body with Steam a Seam (presumably she fused two layers of muslin together). Or add a light to medium weight fusible interfacing to the back of the lining fabric.
Once completed, the thread catcher is 4 1/2″ x 5″. This cute little basket can be used for storing spools of thread, clips and other items as well.
Baskets from simplegirlsimplelife.
Or, use these baskets anywhere around the house, not just in the sewing room. They make nice gifts, too, filled with things the recipients will enjoy.