I picked Ayumi's from Pink Penguin (and author of Patchwork, Please) fabric basket for our last class. I just love these little baskets and will be making more for Christmas gifts.
I used my scrap Nordika fabric (finished quilt coming soon!!) and black linen. I decided on two layers of cotton batting to make it more structured and did two different sizes, one using the dimensions she has in the tutorial then the next one I added 1/2 inch to the patchwork squares and adjusted the base size to accommodate. I meant to write that part down, but I didn't. Doh! Hope you give this tutorial a try...they are about as easy as a zipper pouch minus the zipper! I did have to switch to a denim needle when topstitching the top of the basket at the end.
Have a great Tuesday!