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bathroom divided basket + washcloths

This was one of those projects I had set aside time after time.  I always wanted to make a divided basket for our bathroom closet, to stash a little pile of washcloths in and a few other bath items.  I even knew I had to use my hoarded Ann Kelle fabric.  I’m proud of finally using it.  I think it’s always that first cut that hurts the most.

I had saved my terry cloth scraps from when I made the Beach Robes for the girls two summers ago.

So I cut out a couple different sized washcloths, just 7″ and 9″ squares with rounded corners, slap on some bias tape and you’re done.  It was fun to see them get used in the tub after being put off for so long.

I also think this would be a fun little gift for a toddler or any child, throw in some bath crayons and bath toys and a new towel of their very own, you’re golden.

Divided Basket Pattern
Ann Kelle fabric available at Fat Quarter Shop
Ann Kelle fabric available at Hawthorne Threads
lining is Essex Linen available at Pink Castle Fabrics
terry cloth from re-purposed bath towels

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37 Responses to bathroom divided basket + washcloths

  1. Eva 02.26.2013 at 3:31 am #

    so pretty! I love the colours and that butterfly bias binding is so cute!

  2. dottycookie 02.26.2013 at 4:12 am #

    That’s an inspired gift idea. Loving your fabric choices too!

  3. PanicaLab 02.26.2013 at 5:17 am #

    I just love the front fabric!! Beautiful work!

  4. Fran 02.26.2013 at 6:12 am #

    Lovely project! Great model too 😉

  5. Jessie Fincham 02.26.2013 at 7:18 am #

    Such a cute basket Anna! Just love the pattern :) p.s. I also hoard Anne Kelle fabric too 😉 xo

  6. HollowSquirrel 02.26.2013 at 8:53 am #

    Again, love it! Where did you get the gray fabric?? I bought some similar at Joann’s a while back (a chambray, I think, from the denim section), but I can’t find more to save my soul!! Thanks!!

    • Anna 02.26.2013 at 10:10 am #

      You’re right, it’s chambray! I might have gotten it from, so I’d check there first! :)

  7. Marla 02.26.2013 at 9:00 am #

    So cheery! I love this pattern. Are you concerned about the basket getting wet? Did you use water resistant fabric on the inside or bottom?

    • Anna 02.26.2013 at 10:07 am #

      Thanks Marla! I’m just using it in our linen closet, but you totally could use laminated cotton for this!!! :)

  8. Cindy 02.26.2013 at 9:03 am #

    I’m loving this basket and washcloths- so bright and fun!! Would make an awesome gift and even for myself! Cute model!:)

  9. Ann 02.26.2013 at 9:43 am #

    This is really cute! I’ve been loving the various iterations of the divided baskets.

  10. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy 02.26.2013 at 10:21 am #

    This is just so stinking cute Anna – that is the best present ever! You have me thinking about baby shower presents now, I love this!

  11. Sarah De Baer 02.26.2013 at 12:43 pm #

    So pretty!

  12. Rachel at Stitched in Color 02.26.2013 at 1:35 pm #

    I can’t wait to make cute little edged washies like that for a baby someday! Always love them!

  13. Vanessa 02.26.2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Cute! Cute! Cute! Great idea for a gift too :)

  14. Katy Cameron 02.26.2013 at 3:40 pm #

    It looks fab, love the fabric, and I really love your rubber duckie collection :oD

  15. hollymade 02.26.2013 at 6:02 pm #

    Cute idea! I’ve been meaning to make one to keep on my son’s bathroom counter, to corral the washcloths and soap and whatever else ends up there.

  16. Handmade by Hanki 02.26.2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Baskets looks amazing! and washcloths so cute! What a great idea to make them pretty! I just made 2 baskets for my sewing room to store left-overs fabrics and other junks :) they are quite addictive to make!

  17. Jackie Cook 02.26.2013 at 7:15 pm #

    I just purchased the pattern for this! I can’t believe how simple it looks to put together! I’m so excited to make this for a friend’s baby shower. Thank you for a wonderful pattern.

  18. Karen 02.26.2013 at 9:36 pm #

    So cute! Where did you find that cute butterfly bias tape or did you make it?

    • Anna 02.27.2013 at 10:18 am #

      I made it, just cut strips on the bias about 2″ wide. It’s one of the Ann Kelle prints. :)

  19. Tamie 02.26.2013 at 10:46 pm #

    Your basket is beautiful. So cute.

  20. 3Ms +1N 02.27.2013 at 12:10 am #

    Love it! It would make a good ‘wedding’ present for newlyweds! I made one for a 6 year old little girl and filled it with fun art supplies (books, colored pencils, stickers, etc). The possibilities are literally endless! 😉

  21. DKB 02.27.2013 at 12:23 am #

    Great pics! Your daughter is adorable.

  22. Jenny 02.27.2013 at 12:34 am #

    Adorable. And if I’m not mistaken, the photo with your daughter is the first pic that really shows how dadgum big and useful the caddy is. I was shocked, and I’ve seen so many other pics.

    • Anna 02.27.2013 at 10:21 am #

      Thanks and yes, I totally realized I hadn’t shown any with a good point of reference, throw in a kid and yep, it’s a pretty good sized basket! :)

  23. kristin 02.27.2013 at 4:22 am #

    Loooove this bright and cheery basket. And Emily is so dang cute. :)

  24. GrecianUrns 02.27.2013 at 9:35 am #

    can one buy that butterfly bias tape or did you make it like you do for binding a quilt??

    • Anna 02.27.2013 at 10:19 am #

      I made it! You apply it slightly differently than you might a quilt, although there are quite a few different methods to bind a quilt. I Use single fold bias tape on a quilt and double fold on washcloths like these. Hope that helps!

  25. Jess@craftiness is not optional 02.27.2013 at 2:11 pm #

    so adorable Anna! So bright and cheerful!

  26. Amy 02.27.2013 at 3:29 pm #

    LOVE!!! I didn’t realize how big the divided basket is.

  27. Kari 02.27.2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Seriously? Now I have to make washcloths with the terry cloth I’ve been hanging on to… Just love your divided baskets.

  28. Poppyprint 02.28.2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Nice one Anna! Love all the fabrics. Chambray is the bomb in every single project, I swear!

  29. Sew Much Ado 03.02.2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Ooh, I didn’t realize they were so big! Now I’m dying to make one even more! I must find some time this week, it would be so handy (and cute!) in my sewing room!

  30. gail 03.02.2013 at 4:58 pm #

    oh i love this one! and those washcloths are fabulous, too. so many uses for these baskets, i swear. GREATEST PATTERN EVER!!

  31. **nicke... 03.06.2013 at 11:31 am #

    so in love with this! must make some!

  32. Andrea 03.15.2013 at 3:42 pm #

    What a cute idea!

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