How to Sew Round Fabric Baskets

How to Sew a Round Fabric Basket

Fabric baskets are always useful.

I needed a project for the Minerva Crafts Bloggers’ Network, and knowing that this would be due just after Christmas when lots of us are needing some extra storage, I decided to write a tutorial showing how to sew round fabric baskets.

The best solution to too much mess is to sort through it, keep what you love or can’t manage without and get rid of the rest. But while you’re having your sort out (or delaying the sort out by reading lots of books telling you how to go about it!), it’s useful to have somewhere to put the stuff in the meantime.

Also, sometimes the mess is edible things, like chocolate money, or stuff that other people need to sort out, like half finished lego models and little yellow heads.

This is where having pretty round fabric baskets to hold the stuff comes in handy!round fabric baskets

There’s no need for piles of mess, just chuck the mess in a pretty basket!

These baskets are easy to make. I made three of different sizes and the tutorial explains how to do this. There’s also a template for the middle sized basket (about 20 cm across) if you don’t want to make your own template.round fabric baskets

The fabric I used was this Gutermann fat quarter bundle. I also used some bias binding and some sew in interfacing so that the baskets would hold their shape. These are affiliate links. The fabric bundle contained 5 fat quarters. This was enough fabric, but I did have to be creative with the lining of the smallest basket!

If you want to know how to sew round fabric baskets, you can read the full tutorial here on the Minerva Crafts Bloggers’ Network.

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About AnnaWilson

I'm Anna and I live in Norfolk with my four beautiful boys, my husband and a three legged cat. I don't have an actual craft room due to the fact that we are six messy people living in a not very big house. I do however have a pile of unfinished projects. Thankfully there is plenty of room in cyberspace, so make a cup of tea, pull up a chair and make yourself at home! And please leave me comments! And maybe like me on Facebook :)

10 comments on “How to Sew Round Fabric Baskets

  1. They are lovely, I’m hopping over to read the tutorial now.
    I’m glad we are not the only people with miscellaneous stuff this time of year (who am I kidding, its all year round) my kids are too old for lego heads, but there are always some bits and pieces lying about that need corralling.
    Thanks for stopping by the share at #HandmadeMonday.
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