Adjust the Size for 101 Uses!
These handy little baskets can be used for so many things, and they’re very quick and easy to make. Plus, once you understand how they go together it’s simple to adjust the size to suit your needs.
All it takes is pretty fabric and fusible interfacing (or fusible batting) to help the baskets hold their shape. Keep in mind that a stiffer interfacing may be needed for larger sizes.
The baskets were originally designed to hold scraps of various sizes. They’ll be so pretty sitting on your cutting table collecting scraps as you go.
They can be used for many other things, as well, and the shape as well as the size can be easily adjusted. The following baskets, from Mama G. and Co., can be used for storing notions. Or, slide one under your machine’s extension table for catching thread snippings.
This larger size, also from Mama G. and Co., was made for storing patterns.
The baskets can also be dressed up with orphan blocks, a bit of patchwork, applique and more. Spending a bit of time with embellishments is a nice idea for those that will be used for gifts.
Basket by @kirianth.
Notice the binding added around the top of the baskets below for an accent. The fabric leaves and buttons are lovely finishing touches.
Baskets by @eleny.
Or just let pretty fabric shine. These are a great way to put fabric you to use in a way that allows you to enjoy it every day.
Basket by Anarina Morris.
The finished baskets, as designed by Christina Lane from Sometimes Crafter, are 5.5″ x 5.5″ x 4.5″ deep.
While the instructions seem complex, as Christina says:
” … it seems like a lot of directions for something really easy…but sometimes explaining takes a bit of time.”
These baskets truly are very easy to make. Plus, Christina has written additional instructions for pressing the baskets so they’re boxy instead of round at the top. You’ll find pressing instructions here.
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