How to Make a Fabric Basket

It would be more fantastic to have fabric baskets instead of wooden baskets or plastic basket. It could act as a good home décor as well as its original basket function. Surely it won't be limp as long as you do as how to make a fabric basket shows below. Cotton fabric is glued with hot melt gun inside the fabric baskets. This is the main reason for its solid structure. The most difficult step for the whole making process lies in the binding of body and bottom. So pay much attention to this procedure when you follow how to make a fabric basket.


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    Cut the fabric
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    Cut a circular cardboard for supporting the bottom of basket, the size of circular depends on how large basket you will make; cut out necessary square fabric larger than the circular cardboard (outside fabric, cotton lining, adhesive interlining, and inner fabric).
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    Place one piece of adhesive interlining at the reverse side of the outside fabric and inner fabric; add two pieces of cotton lining between two pieces of fabric; secure the square bottom with hot melt gun; iron the bottom.
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    Trace along the cardboard; cut out a circular fabric bottom without seam allowance.
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    Cut out the fabric for body (the length of outside fabric and cotton lining is your diameter of bottom× 3.14 + 1.5cm; and the inner body fabric is about 3cm longer than the two).
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    Make the body
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    Place adhesive interlining onto the reverse side of the outside fabric; lay cotton lining on the adhesive interlining; cover the inner fabric on cotton lining by gluing; divide excess inner fabric averagely at both ends for binding; iron the body fabric.
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    Sew the body fabric to a tubular shape with 0.75 centimeter (0.3 in) seam allowance at both sides.
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    Choose stripe fabric; running stitch along edges of both body and bottom.
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    Cut out the redundant fabric; finish the binding.
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    Seam the basket
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    Combine the body and bottom by sewing with zigzag stitches.
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    Zigzag stitch the body and bottom; ensure small gap between each stitch.
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    Sew the leather handles for the basket.
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    Then a fabric basket with handles is finished.

Things You'll Need

  • Cotton fabric
  • Cotton lining
  • Adhesive interlining
  • Sewing threads
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Leather cord
  • Hot melt gun
  • Glue stick
  • Cardboard
  • Iron machine
  • Pen

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