Need a quick gift for someone on your list? This took no time at all, and I think it turned out pretty cute. If I had more time left, I'd make one of these for everybody I know. But this is for a lovely lady who enjoys fine things and fashion. (I don't know if she reads this blog, but hopefully I won't spoil the surprise.)
I know you're wondering what I put in there. I wondered that too, for a while. Then it came to me -- what woman doesn't need a Louis Vuitton basket for her microwave popcorn packets and retro, old-school popcorn bags? (By the way, Etsy has lots of fun popcorn bags. They're very inexpensive and make great gifts for people with kids.)
Pattern and Construction Notes: I used NapKitten's mini fabric basket pattern, which really is more of a tutorial (it contains measurements, but no actual pattern pieces). I omitted the fabric handles and, to save time, used cotton belting purchased at Joann instead. I preferred having less lining folded over the exterior fabric, so I tweaked the pattern a bit there. I purchased the LV fabric (surely not authentic) from Etsy a while ago, but I think there's still some available there. The lining is Kaffe Fassett shot cotton, which has a very nice feel but is a little on the thin side for this use.