This fabric basket pattern is suitable for beginners and can be completed in under 30 minutes for most people. Fabric baskets are great for storing your favorite craft and sewing supplies and for decorating and adding splashes of color to your house cheaply. They are great for kid's rooms too. My daughter immediately filled my sample baskets with toy cars and has been carting them from room to room all week.
Fabric Basket Pattern Tutorial - Supplies
- OUTSIDE - Cut 2 from the main outside fabric - Use something medium weight like cotton decorator fabrics.
- LINING - Cut 2 from cotton lining fabric - I used quilting cotton for the lining of my samples.
- INTERFACING -Cut 2 from heavy fusible interfacing - For the large and extra-large baskets, you will need extra heavy interfacing for them to keep its shape. For the smaller baskets, regular heavy interfacing is fine.
This pattern has a ½ inch (12mm) seam allowance, and this is included in the cutting measurements below. The finished size heights are approximate depending on how much you fold back the edge.
Fabric Basket Pattern - The Video
Watch this YouTube video I made to show you the steps in order to make a fabric basket. It is just a few minutes long, so sit back and enjoy. I post regular sewing and craft videos, so don't forget to subscribe.
Fabric Basket Pattern - Sewing Instructions
Step 1 - Add Interfacing
On the wrong side of the main pieces, press the fusible interfacing according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Step 2 - Stitch Sides and Bottom
Put the 2 main pieces with right sides together and stitch the sides and bottom. (½ inch seam allowance)
Step 3 - Box Corners
Press open the seams and match the bottom seam to the side seams to form the bottom corners. Stitch across.
Step 4: - Sew the Lining
Repeat steps 2 to 3 for the lining but leave a 2 inch (5cm) gap on one side.
Step 5 - Turn and Press
Put your main basket the right way out and the lining basket the wrong way out. Give them a good press.
Step 6 - Stitch Tops
Put the main basket inside the lining so that the right sides are together. Match the side seams and top raw edges and stitch around the top.
Step 7 - Turn Through Gap
Turn the basket the right way out through the gap in the lining side. Close the gap with either an invisible ladder stitch or a machine stitch.
If you use an invisible hand stitch you could actually use your basket as reversible. When you get sick of one fabric, just turn it inside out so the lining fabric is on display.
Step 8 - Press Edge
Push the lining back into the basket and press the edge.
Step 9: Fold
Fold back the edge 2-3 inches.
Fabric Basket Pattern - In Conclusion
And now your fabric baskets are ready to fill with all kinds of goodies. Use them as a craft basket for storing wool and fabric scraps, make an attractive gift by adding a potted plant, or use them to store sewing patterns and magazines. The storage options are endless!
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Fabric Basket Pattern
- Sewing Basics
- Heavy Interfacing
- On the wrong side of the main pieces, press the fusible interfacing. Put the 2 main pieces with right sides together and stitch the sides and bottom. (½ inch seam allowance)
- Press open the seams and match the bottom seam to the side seams to form the bottom corners. Stitch across.
- Repeat steps 2 to 3 for the lining but leave a 2 inch (5cm) gap on one side.
- Put your main basket the right way out and the lining basket the wrong way out. Give them a good press.
- Put the main basket inside the lining so that right sides are together. Match the side seams and top raw edges and stitch around the top.
- Turn the basket the right way out through the gap in the lining side. Close the gap with either an invisible ladder stitch or machine stitch.
- Push the lining back into the basket and press the edge. Fold back the edge 2-3 inches.
Many thanks for sharing this pattern and instructions... I'm getting back to sewing after an absence of over 20 years ... I've got a stack of very old and worn jeans and am using them as one of the parts... shame I can't attach a photo...
Your video and directions are very clear and easy to follow. Thank you!
I'm sorry I'm not seeing the pattern pieces?
Thanks for making an easy to follow with written instructions as well as a video!!! You rock. I am making a slew of them for gifts and of course for our house!!
Thank you for a great tutorial. Just made a basket which was very easy with your video instructions.
I was a little afraid, but it was so easy and turned out so pretty! My box corners never looked so even! Thanks you for the wonderful tutorial!
Thank you for much for sharing your talent and knowledge. I'm not so much a free thinker but can certainly follow clear instructions and yours are extremely clear. Thanks again and have a very Merry Christmas!
It was a little while ago but I think it was a medium. The sizes are in the chart above if you need to compare.
What basket size did you do in the video?
Thank you for this pattern. I made the medium and large and am really happy with how they turned out. The medium is perfect as a roll or bread basket.
Thank you for such an easy to sew pattern. Finished this basket and will fill with instant cocoa packets and mini marshmallows.
The cutting guide chart for different size baskets is most helpful. Thank you very much!
They’re adorable and So much fun to make. Thanks for sharing your pattern
Covid has got me sewing again. I’m retire ad was looking for a project Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I just love it. I have made a dozen and plan to keep going. They make great gifts.
Hi Diana I haven't tried with that specific one but a foam stabilizer will make it extra stiff. I used a heavy weight non woven type.
Could you please recommend a specific interfacing? I'm new to interfacing and at a loss of what to get for a large bag. Is Pellon 1-Sided Fusible Foam Stabilizer ok? Thank you!
wow , that a good idea .I am Thailand factory, I got inspiration for designing my customer bag from you.
thank you so much for sharing.
Hi Kalaivani, it was actually a dish cloth (tea towel) that I cut up. It was a nice linen blend fabric. Thanks for reading my article.
U done a good job. I love ur fabrics which u used For basket. Where did u get it?
Super cute, easy, and great gifts! So many different ways to use!! Thanks!!