Making this adorable DIY scrap fabric basket to use for home organization, grocery bag, or for craft storage.
DIY Scrap Fabric Basket
Through love scraps of copper are turned to gold. – Rumi
Today, we are excited to share a feature from a member of our Facebook Upcycle Sharin group – Denise Reid.
Denise is sharing a tutorial for a way to utilize fabric scraps to create a fabulous basket that has so many uses. And, if you are looking for more ways to use up those pieces of fabric, we have 25 Creative and Thrifty Ways To Use Leftover Fabric Scraps.
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Basket Material List
- 2 pieces outer fabric 20″ x 18″
- Two pieces liner fabric 20″ x 18″
- 2 pieces firm iron-on interfacing 20″x18″
- 2 pieces for handles 19″x 2.5″ (you can go smaller if you like)
DIY Basket Instructions
Still with right sides together match one side seam to the bottom seam.
The first time you do this it feels rather awkward but it gets easier.
DIY Scrap Fabric Basket Straps (if desired)
*Or you can do rope handles by adding them in between the inner and outer fabric (as pictured in top basket).
Iron 1/2″ fold on both long sides of the strap. Fold the long way lining up the folds. (Need 2 of these. )
Press flat the lining top, pin and topstitch around the rim close to the edge. Repeat 1/4″ from the first stitch line.
Ideas For Basket Use
- Closet organization
- Laundry (we also used a cardboard box for a laundry basket as well)
- Kids rooms
- Reusable grocery bag
- Craft supplies
- Underbed storage
- Indoor plants
- Car catch-all
More DIY Projects
Here are a few more DIY projects we think you will enjoy:
- How to Make Your Own; DIY Dryer Balls
- DIY Reusable Sandwich Bags
- Thrift Store Farmhouse Desk Organizer Makeover
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