We’re all abuzz about designer Sandy Stone this week—just wait ’til you see all the fabulous, funky, and fun projects in Fabric Remix, which hits bookstores on September 7. (In fact, we’re having such a celebration that we’ve decided to extend it into next week, too, when we give away some free copies. Stay tuned.) Today Sandy made a special bonus project for our Friday giveaway, and you’ll never guess what she upcycled to create this unique accessory. Here’s a hint: Most of us couldn’t even get out of bed without its contents.
Give up? It’s a coffee bean bag! Here’s how to make this groovy, super-simple, one-of-a-kind, totally-Sandy Coffee Bag Basket Liner. All you need are:
- basic sewing tools
- one 28 x 44-inch coffee bag (you can get two liners from one bag this size)
- one 18 x 12 x 8-inch wire basket (or close to this size; the rule of thumb is that the opening of the coffee bag should fit somewhat loosely over the top of the basket)
- one 4 x 60-inch fabric remnant (length could vary according to basket size)
I’ll let Sandy take it from here:
Many coffee shops roast coffee beans on the premises and will usually be quite happy to give away the burlap bags in which the raw beans are delivered. Just ask for one the next time you stop in for your latte! I’ve chosen to use an open wire basket in order to reveal the cool graphics printed on the bag.
Don’t forget about More Fun with Fabric Remix next week, and come see Sandy (and other Lark Crafts authors Cathie Filian, Tina Givens, and Vickie Howell, too!) at The Creative Connection event next month.