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Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Round Fabric Basket Tutorial

This is a good table size basket, you can fill it with apples or other fruit. Make one especially for Halloween candy. It would make a nice basket for dinner rolls on the holidays, too. The finished basket is 9 inches diameter and 9 inches tall.

Feedsack images, courtesy of Deena Davis, are available at http://www.ewenmeprintables.com

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Supplies To Make one 9 inch Basket

Main Fabric----------1/2 yard
Lining Fabric---------1/2 yard
Heavy Duty Sew-In Interfacing----28 inches x 22 inches
1--8 ½ x 11 pieces of freezer paper
2--8 ½ x 11 pieces of tea-dye muslin
Matching thread

Circle patterns are at the end of this post. Click on them and print them out.
Either cut two larger circles and tape them together or cut the circles on the fold.

For each basket:

Cut 1 --9 inch circle from main fabric
Cut 1 --27 ½ inch x 9 inch side panel from main fabric
Cut 1 --9 inch circle from lining fabric
Cut 1 --27 ½ inch x 9 inch side panel from lining fabric
Cut 1 --9 inch circle from heavy duty interfacing
Cut 1 --27 ½ inch x 9 inch side panel from heavy duty interfacing


Printing the image.
You can buy fabric sheets that are ready made for printing on or print the reversed images that are included on to iron-on transfer paper which you then iron on to the basket.
You can also iron your muslin to the same size freezer paper and print directly on to the fabric. I recommend an Epson printer and Epson durabrite ink which is permanent if you are going to do this as most other inks will wash out.

Print the feedsack image onto fabric:
Cut the printed image out, leaving ¼” seam allowance all around it. With right sides together, lay the image on a same size piece of muslin. Stitch around, leaving a 2” opening for turning. Turn right side out and press.


DIRECTIONS:

Layer the main fabric and interfacing circles together with the fabric facing right side up. Pin together and then zig zag them together around the outside edge.



With the right sides together, pin the main side panel to the interfacing. Stitch together all around the outside edge.

Pin the image in the middle of the main fabric side 3/4 inch up from the bottom. Stitch it to the main fabric.



Now fold the panel over with right sides together so that the side seams meet and the seam is aligned together. Pin and then stitch in a ¼ inch seam.




With the right sides together, pin the circle to the side panel at the bottom.



With the circle against the feeddogs and using a ¼ inch seam allowance, stitch around the seam.



Turn the basket right side out.

Make the lining basket the same as the main basket but eliminating the interfacing. Leave the lining wrong side out.



Set the main basket inside the lining basket. The right sides will be together.
Pin main basket to lining



Stitch in a ¼ inch seam, leaving a 5 inch opening for turning.

Turn the basket right side out through the opening.

Pin the basket and lining together evenly across the top. Fold the open edges in ¼ inch and pin. This opening will be sewn closed as you stitch around the top.
Topstitch along the outside edge and your basket is finished. Turn the top down to form a cuff if desired.

Here is a smaller basket I made for Thanksgiving.



SIX INCH BASKET:
Supplies To Make 1 Basket

Main Fabric----------1/3 yard
Lining Fabric---------1/3 yard
Heavy Duty Sew-In Interfacing----22 inches x 22 inches
1--8 ½ x 11 pieces of freezer paper
2--8 ½ x 11 pieces of tea-dye muslin
Matching thread


For each basket:

Cut 1 –6 ¾ inch circle from main fabric
Cut 1 –20 3/4 inch x 7 inch side panel from main fabric
Cut 1 --6 ¾ inch circle from lining fabric
Cut 1 --20 3/4 inch x 7 inch side panel from lining fabric
Cut 1 --6 ¾ inch circle from heavy duty interfacing
Cut 1 --20 3/4 inch x 7 inch side panel from heavy duty interfacing


Assemble the same as the bigger basket.

© 2009 Bette Shaw - All rights reserved


5 comments:

Deena Davis said...

Great tutorial Bette!! Thanks for sharing.

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Angela said...

thanks so much for sharing this tutorial....i've been searching for a "how to"

i'm planning to make a bunch for gift giving.

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Jodie Wilson said...

Great tutorial. I just finished three small totes to hang above my daughter's changing area once I set up the nursery. Love them.
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