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Sunday, July 28, 2013

How to make a reversible fabric basket

In my everlasting hunt for storage space and containers, today I made fabric baskets.

They are easy and quick to make.

You need: fabric and batting

For a basket with 20cm side length and a heigt of 15 cm cut your two fabrics and batting into a 50x50 cm square.

Fold all three layers in half and cut away the corners on the fold as shown below.

 Start by sewing one of the fabrics and the batting into a basket.

Place the fabric onto the batting right side up and fold in half right side on right side. Join the two short sides with a straight stitch.

Then open the remaining opening up folding it perpendicular to the seam and close with a straight seam.

The first par to of the basket is done. Proceed in the same way with the second fabric.
When done place the fabric and batting basket with the fabric outside and insert the second fabric right side up into the basket.

Close the upper open edge with binding. I used a simple red ribbon, but you can make your own binding following the instructions in this tutorial.

Pin the binding in place.

And attach with a simple straight stitch.
The basket holds a lot of stuff.

And when it's not completely full, just fold the rim over.

Have you made a project following this tutorial? Let me know what you think. Did you like it? Was it easy to understand and to follow? Do you have any suggestions?
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