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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- Two squares of Cotton Fabric
- Medium Weight Fusible Fleece (I used Pellon® 987F )
- 4 sets of snaps (I use Kam Snaps in this tutorial)
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
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.
STEP 2: SEW FOLD STITCH LINES
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)
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)
Once you’ve installed all 4 snap sets you simply snap each corner and your basket is ready! (figure 6)
Love to learn from videos? Watch below!
- 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!
Materials Used in this Project:
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