Last weekend, one of the vendors at the Farmers Market was selling these cute waxed canvas bags with strawberry plants in them.
I kept wandering back to them, debating whether the $18 price tag was worth it for me. I am sure that considering the materials, the time the vendor spent making them, the cost of growing the strawberries, etc., that $18 was more than a fair price. But with my giant stash of fabric at home, I couldn’t bring myself to buy one.
I did buy three small plants though (the 8 yr old girl hawking them had me at “3 for $5!”)… and figured I would take my chances.
I didn’t use a pattern. I didn’t measure. I didn’t pin. It is very crude, but here it is nonetheless 🙂
I dug through my stash and found some home decor-weight fabric that I bought ages ago. I traced the bottom of my wastepaper basket, then Googled how to find the circumference of a circle. Yes, I admit that I have forgotten how to do basic geometry. Don’t tell my college roommate Jen or she will never let me live it down.
From there, I just cut a rectangle the length of the circumference, then eyeballed the rest of it. I doubled the fabric for the sides to give it a little bit of rigidity without lining it or using interfacing. Honestly, this is one of the laziest projects I have ever done.