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DIY – Fabric basket

Hello everyone,

Today I am very happy to share with you a different kind of DIY activity, focusing on patterns rather than murals. This post was inspired by our range of stencils which we will be using to customize fabrics. Launching my very own line of fabrics is on my hope to do list but in the meantime here is a fun and practical DIY to make fabric baskets. I promise it only requires basic sewing skills, the trickiest part being the assembly of the bottom and the body of the basket. I use these baskets all over my house to hold towels, make-up, toys, etc. They come in handy when it is time to tidy up our home.

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To realize one bascket (18cm diam x 15cm height), you will need:

- 3 pieces of fabric:
2 rectangles 62×29 cm and a circle of 22 cm diameter
- fabric paint & stencil brushes – ironing board & a flatiron
- sewing material
- M&G stencils

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STEP 1,

Use the M&G stencils and apply paint on the chosen pieces of fabric. Once the paint dries completely, iron the pieces of fabric painted side down with a hot iron (no steam) in order to lock in the colors.
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STEP 2,

Place the two rectangles on top of each other, back sides against each others, pin them together and stitch them using a sewing machine. Leave a small opening to be able to turn it inside out.

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STEP 3,

Place the two end sides of the fabric on top of each other and stitch the sides up in order to make the main cylinder.
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STEP 4,

Assemble the bottom part to the cylinder using pins, then stitch them together using your sewing machine. Fold down the excess fabric and sew it by hand.
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Turn around the basket and…there you go!

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Birdy’s first steps

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A couple of days ago, we were able to put to the test our new stencils, from the “Birdy” collection, during the “Everybody back to school” charity event organized by 513 Paint Shop.

Here are a few pictures of that wonderful afternoon!

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We’ve also tested them on fabrics, with felt pens or copper foil thanks to Elsa’s magic fingers!
As you can see, the options are endless ^^

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Now get to your brushes! I am sure you have all kinds of walls, furniture, boxes, bags, tee-shirts in your homes waiting to be customized.
The texture of the paint provided by the 513 Paint Shop was ideal for this type of activity. I highly recommend it. It also works with any type of liquid or spray paint.

The stencils will be available by tomorrow on our e-shop and as soon as next week at the 513 Paint Shop at the PMQ.
Stay tuned!

Photo sources: 513 Paint Shop – Marguerite&Gribouilli


M and G at the 513 Paint Sphop – PMQ

I’m delighed to announce our new collaboration with the 513 Paint Shop at the PMQ.
You can now purchase or order all our stickers from there.

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In addition to that, we are also working on a new collection of stencils that will be exclusively available at their shop and our e_boutique.
The first collection “Birdy” will be launched the 17th of August on the occasion of the Charity event: “Everybody back to school”.
During this event, you will get to paint & customize chairs and school bags in favor of a primary school in Myanmar, a very poor country bordering India and China. Only a few spots are still available, so hurry up to sign up on Facebook here or download the flyer with the application form here.

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I’m very happy to sponsor this event with our new stencils and to collaborate with the amazing team behind 513 Paint Shop.

See you there!

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Unit S513, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street – Central  – Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2155 2281 – email: shop@513paintshop.com

Photo sources: 513 paint shop – Marguerite & Gribouilli