How to sew Fabric Mini Basket
We can never have enough storage and when it comes Christmas season, a handmade storage basket makes the best gift. I hope you enjoy making a one of a kind DIY fabric basket today. Finished basket size = 5″ x 5″ x 5 1/4″
Materials to make a fabric mini basket:
2 (two) 5 1/2 inch square of cream solid fabrics
2 (two) 5 1/2 inch square of printed fabric
2 (two) 6 x 5 1/2 inch rectangles of print fabrics for pockets
1 (one) 20 1/2 x 6 inch rectangle of print fabric for lining
2 (two) 6 x 6 inch square of print fabrics for bottom
1 (one) 20 x 5 inch rectangle of fusible batting (medium weight)
1 (one) 30 x 2 1/2 inch strip of binding fabric
2 (two) 3 x 5 1/2 inch rectangle of fusible interfacing
1. Transfer the rose on the cream solid fabric centrally using a fabric marker.
2. Thread the sewing machine with the 28-weight gray thread and shorten the stitch length to 0.7mm. Attach an open-toe appliqué foot to see better. Place a piece of stabilizer on the back
Using a regular straight stitch, sew around each letter. Sew the rose pattern on the remaining cream solid fabric following the same steps.
4. Fuse 3 x 5 1/2 inch fusible interfacing on the wrong side of 6 x 5 1/2 inch pocket fabric matching one side. Make two and fold in half.
5. Place a pocket atop of 5 1/2 in print fabric. Sew the embroidered piece and the pocket unit together. Make two.
ew the 20 1/2 x 6 inch lining fabric to the basket and fuse 20 x 5 inch fusible batting on the wrong side of the basket unit.
8. Topstitch 1/8 inch from each seam line between side panels and pockets.
9. Fold in the lining, press well and pin the top raw edges.
10. Fuse 5 1/4 inch square fusible batting on the wrong side of 6 inch square bottom fabrics centrally. Sew two 6 inch square bottom fabric together, right side facing, with 3/4 inch seam allowance, leaving a 3 inch opening for turning. Turn right side out and press well. The bottom should measure 5 1/4 inch square. Hand stitch opening closed.
11. Pin the bottom unit and the basket unit in place and hand stitch to assemble. Use 100% cotton Quilting thread for sturdy finish.
12. Sew the binding to the top edge of basket and fold the binding over to the back of the basket and then hand stitch in place to finish.
13. Embellish the pocket with labels if you have one. Attach the handles using eyelet tool.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and have a happy sewing!