I’ve seen sooooo many really neat bags and fabric baskets that people have on ETSY for sale and have wondered just what type of pattern they use to make the bags. Well I’ve found a tutorial on how to make one of the fabric baskets — it is just fabulous, and I want to pass it along. You may want to get some fabrics together and start making some for Christmas gifts. We want to thank the great folks at OrangeFlowerPatterns.blogspot.com
for doing these fine tutorials.
The seam allowance for this project is 1/4 inch, throughout.
Using some form of marking instrument, such as a water soluble pen, mark the corners as illustrated. Note that the lines that are perpendicular to the folds are slightly shorter than the opposite sides.
On the lining fabric, mark a small area (2.5 inches) with pins. Do not stitch between the pins. This hole will be used for turning the fabric right sides out.
Stitch the open sides, making sure to backstitch when you stitch over the lines you drew. This will help prevent the stitches from coming out when you cut away the squares from the corners.
Step 11. To make little tabs for the basket, cut 2 pieces of fabric 3 inches by 4.5 inches. Press as shown in the photo. Stitch around the entire perimeter of the tab, close to the edge.
Step 12. Attach tabs to sides of basket using buttons.
Sew up the hole in the lining. See my tutorial for Ladder Stitch.
I hope you enjoy this project! Please check out the tutorial mentioned above for how to do the Ladder Stitch. It is also very well written and easy to follow.