Making fabric baskets can be a lot of fun and I always like to experiments with the sizes.
Batik Thread Basket
When I received my box of fabrics and thread from Island Batik, I pulled out a couple of pieces of batiks and made this little thread basket.
I started out using my easy fabric box tutorial but I cut my fabric pieces 8″ x 16″.
I sewed them together along with a piece of Warm & Natural batting and top-stitched it.
Then I decided to try something different, I measured about 1 ½” from the edges and then stitched along this line.
Then I made my corners with a 1 ½” dart. (Full instructions in my Fabric Basket tutorial).
The basket still seemed a little flimsy so I decided to fold the bottom sides and stitch around them about 1/8″ in.
This really seemed to make the basket sit better.
Then I clipped out the corners and enclosed the seams.
I should have used stiffer interfacing along with the batting so the sides would have been firmer.
Did you see my post where I made several Valentine batik fabric baskets?
I also mentioned that I was just experimenting when I made this rectangle basket, of course afterward I looked around and there are some great tutorials for making something like this.
Difference in stiffer interfacing
This basket was made with the AGF fabrics leftover from my Filigree quilt.
I used a stiff interfacing in it and I like the way it looks. Pellon Ultra Firm Sew-In was the interfacing I used.
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