Sew Your Own Fabric Basket with Snaps

I love these baskets because you can make them in any size you need AND flatten them for easy storage.

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SUPPLIES

  • Two squares of Cotton Fabric
  • Medium Weight Fusible Fleece (I used Pellon® 987F )
  • 4 sets of snaps (I use Kam Snaps in this tutorial)
Fabric Basket Cutting Chart
How to Make a Fabric Basket with Snaps
How to Make a Fabric Basket with Snaps
CUT the fabric and batting based on the chart above.

FUSE the batting onto the wrong side of one of your fabric squares, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

STEP 1: SEW YOUR FABRIC SQUARES TOGETHER

Place your fabrics right sides together.

CLIP or PIN together.

SEW around the outside using a ¼” seam allowance and leave 3-4” open for turning. (figure 1)

TRIM corners to reduce bulk.

TURN right side out and iron flat, folding in the raw edges.

TOPSTITCH around the entire square 1/8” from the edge.

For a more professional look, match your bobbin thread to the main color of the bottom fabric and your main thread to the top fabric.

How to Make a Fabric Basket with Snaps

figure 1

STEP 2: SEW FOLD STITCH LINES

SEW the length of the square on all 4 sides (figure 2) Sew the same distance from each edge as the height of sides of the basket noted in the second column of the cutting chart.

For example, if you cut 15” squares of fabric, the sides of your basket will be 2½” high so sew 2½” from the side of the basket square, on all 4 sides. (see figure 4 – dashed lines are stitch lines)

How to Make a Fabric Basket with Snaps

figure 2

STEP 2: ADD THE SNAPS

Using the stitch lines, mark where your snaps will go.

PLACE a snap piece on the fabric that will be on the inside of your basket, so it is just inside the edge. (KAM Snaps are shown here) 

Use a hem gauge or ruler and determine how far from the edge you need to poke the hole to install the snap OR where you will sew the snap on, depending on the kind of snaps you choose. (figure 3)

MARK the same distance to the side of the stitching in all 8 corners. (figure 4)

How to Make a Fabric Basket with Snaps

figure 3

How to Make a Fabric Basket

figure 4

INSTALL the snaps per manufacturer’s instructions. (figure 5)

Once you’ve installed all 4 snap sets you simply snap each corner and your basket is ready! (figure 6)

How to Make a Fabric Basket with Snaps

figure 5

How to Make a Fabric Basket with Snaps

figure 6

Love to learn from videos? Watch below!

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  • Materials list > 44 seconds
  • Sew pieces together > 2:48
  • Turn & Press > 3:27
  • Topstitch and side stitch lines > 5:18
  • Add Kam Snaps > 8:00

 

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This tutorial features fabric from my Let Freedom Soar collection – manufactured and sold by Riley Blake Designs. Ask for it in your favorite quilt shop!

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Let Freedom Soar fabric by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

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