Thursday, April 24, 2014

Laundry Basket Liner

 
I have seen these laundry baskets on legs in several shops and online and I thought one would be perfect for keeping scraps. I ordered this one online last week and was thrilled with it when it arrived. It obviously needed a fabric liner so that the scraps couldn't fall through the wires.
 
 
 
It was super easy to make. I used one long piece of fabric folded in half lengthwise for the sides (I added seam allowance plus an inch to allow for the fold over) and simply sewed one seam to create the circle. I then folded it wrong sides together and pressed it. I cut a circle of fabric the same size as the bottom of the basket plus seam allowance. I pinned the circle to the raw edges of the tube (sides) and sewed a simple seam. I was going to line it so that it could be reversible, but decided that was more trouble than it was worth. Besides, once it is filled, the bottom can't be seen.
 
 
I'm really pleased with how it turned out. It holds a ton and can be place right next to my machine while I am piecing or next to my cutting table while I am cutting. I'm just waiting for the cat to discover it and claim it as her new bed. I know she'll try!
 
Enjoy every stitch!
Diane
 




12 comments:

  1. Love your laundry basket - do you mind sharing where you found it? The liner is just perfect, and yes....I bet the cat will definitely claim it!

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  2. I have wanted a basket like this forever! I like this liner you made too, the tutorial I found for lining has grommets and yours is cleaner looking :)

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  3. So cute! I also would love to know the source for buying one.

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  4. I have a vintage laundry basket like this and have been meaning to make a liner for it - yours is absolutely adorable!

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