Hi friends!! I thought today I would bring back home the tutorial I shared over at the Riley Blake Design Team blog a while back in case you needed a few more last minute handmade gift ideas for the holidays…or maybe you just want to make yourself a little something something! You will seriously love how easy making these Fabric Utensil Baskets are that you can make a drawerful in no time. Hooray for getting all your silverware, other utensils, or maybe even your sewing knick knacks organized!!
To make these Fabric Utensil Baskets you will need the following:
(2) 7 x 13 inch pieces of fabric (per basket)
(1) 7 x 13 inch piece of Pellon Craft-fuse (#808) or a cotton of poly batting
iron and ironing board
Before you begin this project, decide which fabric you will want on the inside and which fabric you will want on the outside. I am using the bright and happy Extravaganza by Lila Tueller Designs. Isn’t it so pretty?!
I decided that I wanted the pink geometric designed fabric on the inside. Whichever fabric will be on the inside you will iron the Craft-fuse to the wrong side of that fabric following the directions for the Craft-fuse to adhere it.
The fabric utensil basket should look like this when you are done. Now you just need to flip the basket right sides out. Smooth out each corner and neaten the fabric out before you top stitch around the entire top edge of the basket.
If you like, you can pinch each of the corners on the ends and top stitch them as well. You could even stitch down the bottom length of each basket if you like a more boxy look. I stitched down the corners and the length of the bottom with the pink basket only and you can see below how the basket will end up much smaller in height then if you just sewed the corners or left them without any stitching.
Now you can fill your baskets and straighten up your kitchen drawers…or use these beauties in your craft or sewing room to hold odds and ends! Happy Sewing!!