Sometimes you just have to sew something cute and sweet.
I love linen and patterned fabric together. So when I decided to make these little trays, I knew linen would have to be involved.
And since I’m a little bit obsessed with Alisse Courter’s Magnolia collection, I had to include a little bit of this sweet fabric:
Have you sewn with this fabric? It is so soft and luxurious. That whole collection is definitely going to be showing up in a quilt one day that I’m going to make. And it may have to involve a bit of linen, also.
These little trays are a snap to make. I used A Spoonful of Sugar’s great little tutorial for making these. You can whip one up in about 15 minutes. She uses charm fabrics, which are 5″ square. I did one in that size and did the next one at 6″ square.
I couldn’t resist cutting into this Cloud 9 Aubade fabric for one of the trays. The linen I used was Robert Kaufman Essex Wide in Flax, a great linen blend that’s easy to cut and sew. You can use any fabric for the outer lining, though. The corners are just sewn up with embroidery floss or pearl cotton (which I used).
I’m using one to hold my beloved Wonder Clips. They would obviously be great for jewelry, too. What great little gifts they would make.