Tutorial: Small Fabric Basket

12 Feb

Here is a very basic tutorial that a good friend of mine designed for a very sweet little fabric basket.  Very quick and gratifying.  I used oilcloth for the outside and a cotton for the inside but it would be possible to use only cotton as well (or even nicer would be linen).  If using cottons or linens I would recommend using interfacing to make it stiff enough to stand up on it’s own.  The paper clips are used to avoid getting little pin holes in the plasticized material or oilcloth. Please let me know if I wasn’t clear on any of my instructions (I know the corner part is a bit hard to see in the photo).


22 Responses to “Tutorial: Small Fabric Basket”

  1. Kat February 12, 2012 at 14:34 #

    this is the best!! 🙂 thanks for putting it up. Theres always use for little boxes in the house (Fra calls me box lady), sorting all those little things and looking cute at the same time. 😀 looks easy enough to put together too. (looking up what interfacing means or maybe i’ll just get me some pretty oilcloth)

  2. Kerri June 7, 2012 at 22:46 #

    Thank you for the tutorial… these are really cute and would make great gifts or gift containers.

  3. Amber July 19, 2012 at 19:57 #

    I am just beginning sewing but am going to try and make these in several different sizes, but I am having a hard time seeing the sewing of the corner? Can you explain it more or give a different picture?

  4. Bindu October 17, 2012 at 19:24 #

    They look so cute. I like such baskets a lot.

  5. Terri May 25, 2013 at 17:10 #

    Really adorable, can hardly wait to try one. Thank you for great instructions!

  6. a little bird made me July 26, 2013 at 02:05 #

    Thank you for the tutorial. I have included it in my blog – http://alittlebirdmademe.com/2013/07/26/friday-finds-a-list-of-23-free-tutorials-for-fabric-baskets-and-buckets/
    Please stop by and grab a button to show that you have been featured!

  7. Sheryll Seidel July 28, 2013 at 15:22 #

    What fun these are to make. I have been making them in coordinating cotton prints and they are completely reversible. I am using fusible fleece for the inside. Making them in different sizes is fun. Fill them with goodies of your choice and you have an adoreable gift basket!

  8. amanda February 17, 2014 at 18:03 #

    Found your Blog through Pinterest, just love these little fabric tubs, have made a few as your photos and instructions make it supper easy to follow. Hope you don’t mind but have commented about them on my Blog
    http://rabbithouselane.blogspot.co.uk/, have put a link back to yours..
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda xx

  9. Andrea Smith August 6, 2014 at 17:54 #

    Lovely easy project – my first with oilcloth. I love it Thank you!

  10. Nikki November 4, 2015 at 03:34 #

    This looks pretty easy! Except the corner, I may have to be in the process to fully understand how that part was done. Thanks for the tutorial. These are useful and very cute.

  11. Katie B. April 5, 2016 at 02:50 #

    Great tutorial!! I just saw this today, got inspired, and promptly ran to my sewing machine and made two baskets. 🙂 They turned out GREAT. Thank you for posting this!!!

    • jc June 7, 2016 at 21:47 #

      Great to hear!

  12. karin August 29, 2016 at 20:16 #

    just what Im looking for …. how does the part with the corner go?

  13. Eileen October 3, 2016 at 20:45 #

    Such a darling little box. I’ve done three sizes of them and find them almost addictive! Thanks for the great tutorial.

  14. Azi February 5, 2017 at 00:58 #

    Your tutorial is simple and so easy to follow. Thank you for sharing. Love it ❤. Will definitely try it.

  15. bilokayy April 12, 2017 at 17:06 #

    This was fantastic! I made a larger version for an Easter basket, and it worked out lovely!
    Thank you for posting!


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