How To Sew Fabric Baskets

How To Sew Fabric Baskets

Fabric baskets are‌ not only functional but also a stylish way⁤ to organize your home. Whether you need a storage solution for ⁤your craft supplies or want to add a⁤ decorative‍ touch to your space, ​sewing fabric baskets can be a fun and rewarding ​project. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you create your own fabric ‌baskets.

Fabric Basket

Materials you will need:

    1. Fabric of your ⁢choice
    1. Interfacing
    1. Matching thread
    1. Scissors
    1. Pins
    1. Sewing machine
    1. Iron
    1. Optional: trimmings or embellishments


    1. Prepare the fabric: Start by washing‌ and ironing your fabric to prevent any shrinkage or future mishaps while cleaning the basket.
    2. Cut the ⁢fabric: Measure and cut two rectangles for the outside and inside of your basket, and two‌ smaller rectangles for the handles. For a standard-sized basket, try cutting​ two 12×14 inch rectangles for the main pieces, and two 2×12 inch rectangles for the handles.
    3. Iron the interfacing: Cut interfacing pieces slightly smaller than the​ fabric pieces. Place them on the wrong side of the main fabric pieces and use your iron to fuse them together following the manufacturer’s instructions.
    4. Join the main pieces: ⁣ With right sides facing, ​stitch the main fabric pieces together along the sides and bottom, leaving the top open. This will form the body of the ‍basket.
    5. Create‌ the box corners: Fold each bottom corner of the⁢ fabric towards the center to form a triangle. Pin and stitch across the fabric about an inch from the point. Trim off the excess triangle.
    6. Attach the handles: Take your handle⁣ pieces and fold them ⁤in half lengthwise with right ⁢sides facing. Stitch along the long edge and one short edge, leaving​ the other short edge open. Turn the handles right side out and press them ‍flat. Position and pin them in place ⁢on‍ the exterior sides of the basket.
    7. Sew the lining: Repeat steps 4 and 5 with the remaining fabric rectangles, but this time leave a small opening in one of the side seams for turning the basket right side out later.
    8. Assemble the basket: Slip the lining inside ‌the main fabric⁤ with right sides together. Match the side seams and pin in place. Stitch around the top ⁣of the basket, leaving a small opening for turning. Carefully turn the basket right side out through the opening.
    9. Finishing touches: ‌ Stitch the opening closed, and press the top of the⁣ basket. ⁢If desired, you‍ can add trimmings or embellishments to personalize your fabric basket.

Now you have your very own⁢ fabric basket! You ‍can create multiple baskets using different fabrics, sizes, and designs to suit your ‌specific needs ⁤and style. These versatile baskets can be used for organizing your sewing supplies, storing toys, holding bathroom essentials, ⁤or even as decorative⁤ plant holders!

Fabric Basket Example 1A vibrant fabric​ basket adds a pop of color to any room.

Fabric Basket Example 2Stackable fabric ⁤baskets are perfect⁢ for organizing small items.

Fabric Basket Example⁣ 3Customize ‌your ⁢fabric basket with different patterns or trims.

Now that you ⁣know how to sew fabric baskets, unleash your creativity and start organizing your​ space in style!

One thought on “How To Sew Fabric Baskets

  1. This looks like a fantastic project, thanks for sharing!

    Gina Barton: So creative! I’d love to give this a go.

    This is a great project to spruce up any storage area! I’ve never tried basket-making before, but this post looks like it would help any beginner create beautiful baskets out of fabric. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions!

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