Tuesday 14 May 2019

25+ Fabric Baskets ~ Free Tutorials ~ Storage Solutions

Fabric baskets are a great storage solution. Easy to sew, they can be made in the size and colours to match any decor or room in your house.

25+ fabric baskets. Free tutorials and patterns. Storage solutions ~ Threading My Way.

Today's post features a variety of free baskets to suit different purposes, as well as a few paid patterns at the end.

For a stunning look, how about these fabric basket planters, complete with rope handles - A Beautiful Mess.

With the top folded over, two co-ordinating materials from the same fabric line make a cute little fabric basket. Pop in a few baby items and you have a ready made gift basket for a baby shower - Threading My Way.

Scalloped edges take it up a notch and make for a very stylish basket, just the right size for storing, and displaying, fat quarters -eSheep Designs.

Orphan charm squares can be made into Charm Square Fabric Trays. These Zakka style trays are just the right to hold sewing notions - A Spoonful of Sugar.

Add extra structure to a fabric basket with contrasting piping - Roonie Ranching.

A vinyl pocket on the front of a basket allows you to slip in a label so you can easily identify the contents, or, add a card and turn it into a gift basket - Sew for Soul.

Handles make a bag very portable. With the right fabrics and structure, they can be made to stand up of their own accord and form part of the overall design - Threading My Way.

Gathered, round baskets are a very pretty style. Match the decor of your bedroom and you have little trinket trays - A Spoonful of Sugar.

The right interfacing gives structure to fabric baskets, making the sides quite solid - Libby's Lifestyle.

Unwanted CDs can be reycled to form the base and lid of fabric baskets, with the solid bottoms making them stackable - eSheep Designs.

For a larger basket, use old, unwanted single records. Pop a handle on top of a zippered lid - Klaudia's Kreativ World.

Cardboard inserts enable large fabric boxes to stand by themselves. Pockets allow the cardboard to be easily removed for storing flat or for washing - A Tea and a Sewing Machine.

Short on space? Hanging fabric baskets may be the solution - AppleGreen Cottage.

Fabric needn't be expensive. Grab some plain fabric and sew decorative stitches. The possibilities are endless - Patchouli Moon Studio.

Patchwork Pixie Cups only need small fabric scraps to make rounded bottom baskets - Fabric Mutt.

Slightly larger scraps give you a Scrappy Fabric Basket ~ Threading My Way.

Change fabrics to match holidays or special occasions. Gift baskets can look impressive, yet take only a short time to make  - Fun Threads Designs.

More scrap busting in the form of a Patchwork Fabric Tray - A Spoonful of Sugar.

Repurpose old jeans into a Denim Jeans Basket - Threading My Way.

Fabric baskets come in many shapes. The rounded effect at the sides, with the top smaller than the bottom is the Scraptastic Basket in Two Sizes - Emmaline Bags.

A drawstring top added to a fabric basket keeps everything contained and dust free - Threading My Way.

A wide bottomed, rectangular basket is ideal to use as a tray for pencils or sewing notions - AppleGreen Cottage.

Add chalkboard labels to the front of hanging baskets - Sew Can She.

Finishing the top of baskets with bias binding is not only neat in appearance, but adds a contrast - Roonie Ranching.

Upcycle cardboard cartons by covering them inside and out with fabric. Velcro holds everything in place and makes them washable - Let's Make It Lovely.

Keep dust off stored fabric with the addition of a lid to a sturdy fabric basket - Mad for Fabric.

Little people need a little basket that's easy to carry around, especially if collecting Easter Eggs. An appliqué on the front jazzes up not so fun fabric. - Threading My Way.

Handles need not be on the top. The side works just as well for a Boxie Fabric Basket - Roonie Ranching.

Paper patterns fit nicely in the Fat Quarter size basket - one fat quarter for the exterior and one for the lining - Sew Can She.

Small equals cute, especially if you choose the right fabrics and add handles to the Pixie Basket - Fabric Mutt.

Who says baskets have to have four sides? Six sides work well for the Hexagon Tray - A Spoonful of Sugar.

All of the fabric baskets above are free. Most link directly to a tutorial. For a couple there's a link to the tutorial in the post. Another couple are for inspiration.

I thought I'd include a few paid patterns as well - all below...

Fabric Storage Bins - Polkadot Chair

Contain Yourself Fabric Basket - sewn by Patchouli Moon Studio - link to pattern in post

KAIA Mini Fabric Bin - AppleGreen Cottage

Divided Basket - sewn by made by ChrissieD - link to pattern in post

And for some more freebies, here's a few roundups...

For more ideas and inspiration, check out the Fabric Baskets link party here at Threading My Way. There are more than 80 fabric baskets, bins and boxes in the collection.

Over on Pinterest, I have a whole board devoted to Fabric Baskets.

I store all manner of bits and pieces in fabric baskets, in particular in my sewing room. What do you put inside storage baskets?

25+ fabric baskets. Free tutorials and patterns. Storage solutions ~ Threading My Way.

... Pam



  1. Whoda thought there could be such a variety of baskets? Thanks for the round-up and thanks even more for featuring a couple of mine. I've always had a liking for your scrappy baskets that are regularly featured on AllFreeSewing. Someday when I collect enough coordinating scraps, that will be a must do.

  2. You are ruining me :) Where an I going to find the time to sew all of these. I can't pick a favorite, they are all great.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Definitely pinned!

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