Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot.

The Noodlehead Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray pattern was screaming out to me to get made up in Harriot, and I finally got around to doing it a little while back.

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

I’ve been wanting to make some of these adorable baskets ever since Anna first made the batch in Euclid. It’s a beautiful shape with some serious fabric (and functional) possibilities.

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

I wouldn’t say that I was scared to make them, but I did underestimate how easy they are to make. Maybe it’s worrying about having the right notions and interfacing, but it always seemed like a little bit more of a chore than it actually ended up being. When I finally got around to doing it, I wondered what had taken me so long. (Which might be obvious in how I made 5 of them all in one go…)

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

There are many things I love about this project. First, it’s a very functional make. Who doesn’t have a need for some cute baskets? There are two sizes that can be handy for many different things. They can be useful for you or for someone else if you need to round up a gift.

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

Second, it’s such a perfect platform for showing off some fabric! Check out the Harriot Scallop in use in this one.

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

Third, and maybe why I was hesitant, is that this project does require you to incorporate rivets and handles of some type. Prior to these projects, I hadn’t done rivets, and I’ll admit I was a little scared. When I went to add them, I was extremely surprised by how easy they were to install. (I used Anna’s tutorial, which helped a lot. I also tested a rivet on a scrap first.)

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

As for the straps, I could have planned a little better in this department, but it ended up working out well. I had enough leather and leather-like options for all of them, except for the Scallop basket above. I ended up sewing together some fabric handles, which did the trick! It’s nice to know that that works too.

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

The fact that I made 5 of them in an afternoon should say something about how easy (and addictive) they are, which I really like.

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

Since making these, I’ve thrown all kinds of things into the baskets. They’re very handy!

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

There we have it. My Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot.

fabric: Harriot

pattern: Tiny Treasures Basket And Tray (free!) by Noodlehead

Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

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7 Responses to Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray in Harriot.

  1. Annri June 19, 2019 at 10:38 am #

    These are great looking and so functional. Do you mind sharing what type of interfacing you used, please? I often get some puckering/pockets of air, and I wonder if it’s due to the quality of interfacing or what… 🤔 Thank you for the endless inspiration!

    • carolyn friedlander June 19, 2019 at 11:46 am #

      Hi Annri! I generally use Pellon interfacing. For these, I used Pellon 71F as recommended in the pattern and then Pellon SF101 for the other fusible. Anna recommends Pellon Craft-Fuse 808 for the second interfacing, but I used SF101, because that’s what I had on hand. I also find it to be pretty smooth in most applications, and especially in compared to some of the other interfacings that might show fold lines and wrinkles. I’d give that a shot and see if it solves the problem!

  2. Annri June 19, 2019 at 11:49 am #

    Thank you, Carolyn! I’ll pick up some SF101 and try it out. Have a good day!

  3. Jessica June 20, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

    These are the absolute cutest. That scallop one gives me all the heart eyes.

    • carolyn friedlander June 20, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

      Thanks, Jessica! Anna’s pattern really gives you some good opportunities to play with the fabric! 🙂

  4. kathylov June 21, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

    Haha! I love them but I’m pretty sure they’d be repurposed into cat beds at my house. Perhaps I’ll make some anyway. Thank you so much for all the great detail about your experience.

    • carolyn friedlander June 21, 2019 at 6:29 pm #

      ha!! Make sure to add a cushion for them then, Kathy! 🙂

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