I have been interested for some time in fabric vessels. This is my first attempt at making one. I looked at some photos and drew myself a pattern, which I copied onto heavyweight Vilene. I then ironed this onto an inner fabric (yellow) and an outer one, the orange hand dyed one above. I stamped a few stars and hearts and things in a toning metallic paint, then sewed the two pieces of each side together with random curving lines using a variegated brown thread.
Then I stitched the 4 sides together using satin stitch and the same thread, then attached the bottom square. Sewing around the top was the hardest part, and I'm not sure whether it might be easier to do on each piece before assembly. I may try that next time. The vessel is 6 1/2 " high (17cm) and the base is 3" (8cm) square.