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Thread: Finding a lidded sewing basket

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    Finding a lidded sewing basket

    I had looked today at Joann and Hobby Lobby for a sewing basket with a lid to keep scissors, pins, etc in but came up empty handed. Any ideas for good places online to look? I'd really like a new one, not used.

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    I have several from Joann's check their website you probably can them find there.

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    Not sure how much you want to spend but I love my reproduction shaker sewing box. I have had it for over 10 years and it is still going strong. I also have a pin cushion that is set in a round shaker box.

    http://www.shakerworkshops.com/catal...-Carrier/11M41
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    My mom got me one for Christmas and said she found it at Joann. Maybe ask someone if it's seasonal or can be ordered?

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    Longaberger baskets are what you want!! I have two with lids and handles that I use for keeping my sewing items (scissors, pins, needles, fabric, etc.) in them. I keep one next to my chair in the living room. One is medium, and one is larger, but not too large at all - not like a picnic basket, more like purse sizes. They are kind of expensive, but they are so worth it. Go here and you will see the one I bought for $54, 5th row down, 1st in row. Mine have handles on them. If you click on that one and go to the bottom of the page, you will see some more with handles on them. I'm not sure if that one has handles. It doesn't look like it does. You would definitely want handles. Two handles usually. They are awesome for what you want to use them for!! http://www.ebay.com/sch/Baskets-/39612/i.html

    Just type in: Longaberger baskets with lids and handles in ebay's search bar and a few will show up. The middle one in the top row is similar to the ones I have. They are not lined, but being a quilter, you could line it if you need to. I like mine fine without being lined. And then there is Amazon to check out. But Longaberger is high quality baskets! That's what you want. They are like Amish type baskets. Made very durable! I've had mine for years and years and they are perfect still! You could type in 'Longaberger baskets with lids and handles for sale' in the Google search engine and probably find lots of them. Sorry this is so long. I became so excited that I was able to share about these baskets!
    Last edited by jcrow; 01-05-2013 at 01:51 PM.
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    Why not make one???

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    I did some searching about Longaberger baskets and they are VERY EXPENSIVE!!! The one I showed you on ebay is a steal!! I'd grab that at $55! Go here and see the one on the top row at the end. It's the big one I have and I didn't pay $170 when I bought it. http://www.thefind.com/kitchen/brows...page=5&local=0 They go up in price as they age. You go to 'Longaberger' parties, like 'Mary Kay' parties and buy them. Very desirable. Last forever. You can get plastic inserts for them. Probably expensive! Probably why I don't have them. But I almost want to buy the one on ebay for $55. What a good price! Except I already have two. Can't have enough, though! Amazon doesn't have any with lids and handles, already checked for you. Actually I have three; one is a picnic basket. I store kits in it.
    Last edited by jcrow; 01-05-2013 at 02:12 PM.
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    I bought a couple of old time wicker picnic baskets and they work great. Of course I got them at thrift store so they were used but you may be able to find new ones. They sure have lots of room.
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    Try Hancock Fabrics if there is one near you.

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    I made one for my grandaughter use a dollar tree bucket and covered a cardboard piece for the top. Added a pin cushion for a handle
    Last edited by Up North; 01-05-2013 at 05:11 PM.

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