You will need: two pieces of complimentary fabric. I’ve used our ‘Beige Polka Dot’ cotton canvas, ‘Summer Meadow Pink’ cotton fabric, and a piece of Bosal In-R-Foam fusible foam stabilizer (all available in our online shop). Coordinating thread and use of a sewing machine and iron.
Start by deciding how big you want your basket to be. In this tutorial my basket was made using the following measurements:
Using a water-soluble fabric pen start by drawing out your shape on the bosal foam and cut out. Then place it onto the back of the fabrics and draw around the foam then add a 1 cm seam allowance and cut out. You can now erase your pen lines.
With right sides together pin and sew the fabrics together with a 1 cm seam, leaving an opening down one side. I left a 10 cm opening. Trim off the excess at the corners.
Turn your fabrics right sides out through your opening.
Iron flat and turn in the seam allowance on the opening.
Place your foam inside the fabric bag. Make sure it’s all lying flat and then iron flat so that the fusible foam bonds with the fabric.
Sew up your opening. Then sew the base of your basket. You can see that I sewed a 16.5 cm by 11.5 cm rectangle base.
Now pinch one of your corners and pin in place. Repeat for all four corners.
Finally sew a seam at right angles from the top of the basket to the base to create the walls and corners.
It’s that easy!
Now all you have to do is fill it and enjoy.