How to make a Fabric Basket: This DIY Fabric Gift Basket tutorial can be customized to your gift/theme and is perfect for dressing up any gift basket!
May is here, which means Mother’s Day is just around the corner!
Are you putting a gift basket together for Mom this year? If so, I’ve got a great DIY Fabric Gift Basket tutorial to share that will dress up any gift basket! Thank you to eos for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
I love Mother’s day, don’t you? There’s something about being a Mom yourself that gives you a new perspective on a day that is completely devoted to making Mom’s feel special. After all, what could be better than waking up to a specially prepared breakfast in bed that is served up with an extra side of hugs, sweet baby snuggles and kisses!
My husband’s side of the family all live in the central Texas area, and we have a tradition of getting everyone together (usually on the Saturday before Mother’s Day) for a family meal. This year, one of my sister-in-law’s will be hosting the Mother’s Day lunch. (I love getting together with everyone, and we just moved, so I’m especially excited that I’m not hosting this year, lol!)
All moms deserve a bit of pampering for Mother’s Day, so this year I decided to put together a little something for all the Moms in the family. One of my favorite gifts to give for this type of occasion is gift baskets. They’re a great option for when you need to put together multiple gifts or want to personalize the gift for a specific recipient or theme and I love being able to pick and choose my favorite goodies to include.
Since this gift basket is for Mother’s Day, I selected just a few of my favorite pampering and beauty products to give. I especially love the eos line of lip balms and lotions, and I wanted to make sure to include a few items from their 2017 Limited Edition Spring Packs in my basket.
The Limited Edition Lip Balm set comes with a green and pink lip balm, featuring Cucumber Melon and Coconut Milk flavors. The Hand Lotion set includes deliciously scented lotions and are packed with nourishing shea butter, aloe and antioxidants. Everything smells so good – what mom wouldn’t love this lip balm and hand lotion? (You can find these lip balms and lotions at almost all major retailers.)
To round out the basket, I included a few other pampering products in coordinating, brightly colored packaging.
Are you ready to sew your own Fabric Gift Basket?
These little fabric baskets can be sewn to any size and with any fabric to fit your gift or theme. The best news about this project is that you can whip several of these out in less than 30 minutes. (And even less time if you use store bought bias tape!)
- use a .25 inch seam allowance
- If you want these baskets to be truly reusable, I recommend using a heavy weight iron on interfacing. (just iron it to the back of the lining piece.)
- Coordinating fabric (this basket uses fabric cuts that measure 27 inches (w) by 9 inches (h))
- bias tape
- optional heavy weight iron on interfacing
- disappearing ink marker
- basic sewing supplies
How to make a fabric basket:
(DIY Fabric Gift Basket Tutorial Instructions)
Step 1: Cut out fabric.
Optional step 1a: Cut a piece of heavy weight interfacing to 27 inches (w) by 9 inches (h) and iron to the back of your lining fabric
Cut two pieces of fabric 27 inches (w) by 9 inches (h)
If making your own bias tape, cut one strip 28 inches (w) by 1.75 inches (h)
Step 2: Sew basket.
Fold outer fabric piece in half (as shown below) and sew together along the side and bottom, using a 1/4 seam allowance. Trim seam allowance 1/8 inch. Repeat on lining piece.
Step 3: Creating the boxed corners.
Fold fabric basket as shown below. Use a ruler and measure down 2 inches from the top point. Draw a line with a disappearing ink marker. Repeat on other side.
Sew along the lines you drew.
Trim off excess fabric.
Check out your awesome boxed corner:
Repeat step 3 on lining piece.
Step 4. Putting the basket together.
Insert lining piece into the outer fabric basket piece, so the design is facing up.
Sew a basting stitch along the top of the pieces to hold everything in place.
Step 5: Adding binding to the top of the basket.
Want to make your own binding? Follow these directions to make your own ==> Easy binding for fabric basket.
Open binding strip.
Line up raw edge of binding along raw edge of the basket. (You can also use the “sandwich technique if desired, I find this way makes for a neater application.)
Fold beginning edge of binding over and pin in place.
Sew the binding in place, right above the 1st crease.
Flip binding around edge and pin in place.
Sew along the bottom of the binding, taking care to catch both sides in the stitches.
You are done. How gorgeous is that basket!!!
Now fill your basket full of your favorite eos lip balms, lotions and other pampering goodies for mom!
As always, if you make one of these gift baskets, be sure to come back and share a picture on my facebook page or tag me on Instagram with #scatteredmompatterns!