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How To Make a Fabric Basket

This step-by-step guide will show you how to make a fabric basket with a contrast lining. This is a practical and handy make which is also a great home decoration!

Looking for somewhere to store your craft supplies or maybe toiletries or stationery? This make is perfect for a variety of uses to suit your needs. You can choose whichever fabrics you like with this project and you can be creative with the mixing of pattern and colour for the lining.

You will need:

  • Fabric
  • Lining
  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Hand Sewing Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Pins
Step One

Step One

Firstly, take your main fabric and cut out 2 x 40cm x 40cm pieces, repeat this for the lining fabric.

Step Two

Step Two

Now cut out the interfacing measuring 2 x 40cm x 40cm pieces.

Step Three

Step Three

Using the main fabric, cut a square from the two bottom corners measuring 9cm x 9cm, repeat this on the interfacing pieces.

Step Four

Step Four

Pin the interfacing to the main fabric pieces, making sure the glue side on the interfacing is facing onto the fabric. Now iron the interfacing.

Step Five

Step Five

Next, pin the two interfaced fabric pieces right sides together and sew around the edges, making sure to leave the top edge unsewn.

Step Six

Step Six

Now, pin the corner edges together and sew.

Step Seven

Step Seven

Repeat steps 3-6 with your lining pieces.

Step Eight

Step Eight

Turn your main fabric part right way around. Next, place the main fabric inside the lining and pin the top edges together, sew along the pinned edge.

Step Nine

Step Nine

Pull the fabric through the gap you left in the lining.

Step Ten

Step Ten

Next, hand sew the hole in lining closed using a simple stitch such as a ladder stitch.

Step Eleven

Step Eleven

Now form your basket into shape by folding over the lining an inch over the main fabric.

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