So this is one of the things I made from the Bearded Dude stamp I made the other day... I used him to make a patterned fabric to line a basket with - making a little personalized bathroom caddy.
Do you see where I may be going with this?
Anyways, I took a plastic bin from Dollarama and measured the sides and bottom to make a cover from it. I added a seam adjustment and about 3 inches to the sides for overhang, and cut white cotton fabric from my stash, and some scrap muslin to make the labels.
I used Pilot Frixion pens to mark my cutting lines, then my seam lines, etc, and they worked great - they disappeared with ironing. After cutting out all the pieces, and I made this so it is finished on all sides, I placed the cut pieces and stamped the Bearded Dude on the right sides, using Ranger Archival Ink in Watering Can - I love the soft warm gray. I did it so that the side that we will see will have the Bearded Dude facing right side up.
Then I sewed the sides onto the two bottoms. I sewed up the 4 corners, partway, so that they would sit inside the basket. I then set the two pieces right side out, and sat them in each other, before turning under the raw edges.
I added some fusible interfacing in the corners to support the eyelets I wanted to use. Before I pinned and sewed the overhanging flaps together, I stamped the labels using Archival inks, and sewed them on the short flats - so there is one on either of the short ends. Again, I used the Frixion pens to draw on guidelines for stamping, and used my Stampamajig to align the letters better. When I ironed the raw edges under and some interfacing on to give it some body, the pen disappeared.
I then sewed the edges of the flaps, trapping the turned under raw edges in between the two layers. It does sit nicely in the basket - but it would have sat more nicely if I added the slight slant to the basket walls in consideration. Afterwards, I used my Cropadile to punch 3/16" holes in the corners of each overhang flap. To support the edges more, I sewed around the holes. Then I used the Cropadile to set silver eyelets in each corner and tied the corner on with some ecru twill tape.
It makes for a cute little bathroom caddy - see where I am going with this Secret Santa gift?