Matryoshka Curtains and Custom Laundry Basket Liner

Aaaaages and ages ago, Urban Outfitters used to make “tapestries” which were really like awesome hemmed pieces of huge fabric. They still make “tapestries” but now instead of being like regular printed fabric (with a smaller pattern), they mostly have one giant panel printed on them.

I wish they still made them the old way. Because this is one of the ones they had… and I bought it, not knowing exactly what I would use it for. Until I decided it would make fantastic curtains in my little girl’s room.

They were SO easy to make, since I mostly just cut the fabric in half and cut it to length, then hemmed the cut edges.

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I had a bit leftover from cutting the panels to the right length, so I decided to make a liner for Anneliese’s laundry basket. It had been bugging me for a while that there was no way to wash the (attached) fabric on the inside of the basket. So a removable liner was an easy solution.

Basically, for the inside, I traced the bottom of the basket and cut an oval to match, then made 2 rectangles and sewed them to the bottom. Since the basket’s sides don’t go straight up and down, I pinned the side seams with the liner in the basket, inside-out. So when I sewed them, it fit perfectly.

 

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After that, all I had to do was sew on the Matryoshka panels and some twill tape to tie bows with, and I had the perfect laundry basket liner for Anneliese’s bedroom.

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5 Comments

  1. She’s Crafty! « togetherwearehome
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 10:19:38

    [...] spray painted it black and using Emily’s tutorial, sewed a liner for it. I’m loving the fact I have so much scrap fabric and ribbons around. [...]

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  2. Montessori Toddler Room Tour | Joyful Abode
    Jun 17, 2012 @ 00:00:27

    [...] corner holds her laundry basket, which I made a pretty liner for, and her rocking horse, which she can drag out to play with whenever she [...]

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  3. Kim
    May 12, 2012 @ 21:51:40

    Aaaaages and ages ago, Urban Outfitters used to make “tapestries” which were really like awesome hemmed pieces of huge fabric. They still make “tapestries” but now instead of being like regular printed fabric (with a smaller pattern), they mostly have one giant panel printed on them.

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  4. mommy
    May 11, 2012 @ 05:53:05

    Yes…VERY talented. ANd you dfollow through with your clever ideas…not like SOME of us :-)

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  5. Kelly@Runmarun
    May 10, 2012 @ 08:20:00

    I love, love, love that pattern- I hope I can find it somewhere. And beautiful job on the basket liner- you are so talented.

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