October 2019
October 2019

Sewing Pattern

Hanging Baskets

Storage
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Piece together fabric squares to create Corinne Bradd’s chic patchwork storage tubs. These easy-to-make containers can be displayed on a peg board or hung from a curtain pole in a bedroom, home office or craft room to create a unique storage solution. The instructions describe how to make a large basket, but you can create an assortment in decreasing sizes using the easy measurement guide.

Essentials
  1. Cotton fabric
  1. Medium-weight quilt wadding
Dimensions List
  1. Large:
  2. Front and back: 21cm square
  3. Base and sides: 11cm x 21cm
  4. Medium:
  5. Front and back: 18.5cm square
  6. Base and sides: 11cm x 18.5cm
  7. Small:
  8. Front and back: 16cm square
  9. Base and sides: 11cm x 16cm
  10. 5mm seam allowance used throughout.

    1 Cut two 21cm squares and one 11cm x 21cm rectangle of print fabric and two 11cm x 21cm panels in a contrast design. Cut all five pieces again from a third print fabric for the lining. With the outer fabric, stitch the two squares to each long side of the matching rectangle. Sew the two contrast rectangles to the short sides of the first rectangle to create a cross shape. Press the seams and lay on a piece of medium-weight wadding.

    2 Pin the fabric to the wadding and cut to the same shape. With a co-ordinating thread, quilt the padded cross with parallel lines running 5cm apart vertically and horizontally, to create a patchwork effect. Fold up the cross into a complete box shape, bringing the long edges of the panels right sides together and pinning to make an open basket. Stitch all seams and turn right side out. Make up the lining fabric pieces in the same way as the outer. Keep the lining wrong side out and slip inside the padded basket. Pin the top edges of the basket and lining together.

    3 Snip two 6cm x 12cm pieces of fabric for the hanging loops. Press in half lengthways and fold the long raw edges to the centre crease. Fold again and slip stitch to enclose the raw edges. Pin the ends of each piece in a loop to two of the top corners of the basket, then tack in place about 5mm from the edge.

    4 Cut a 4cm x 62cm strip, joining pieces of fabric together if necessary, for the top of the basket’s edging. Fold in one short end and pin the strip to the top edge of the basket. Make sure the raw end of the strip overlaps the folded end by at least 1cm and the ends of the hanging loops are sandwiched between the layers of fabric. Sew the strip in place. Fold up 5mm along the raw edge, fold the strip over the top edges of the basket, and slip stitch the folded edge to the inside.

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