How to Make a Fabric Basket

How to Make a Fabric Basket with Chic n Scratch, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Angie Juda

These Fabric Baskets are super easy to make!! And, you get 2 Fabric Baskets out of two Fat Quarters.

Fat Quarters measure 22″ x 18″ and you’re going to cut your fabric to measure 10″ x 18″.  But, if you find your Fat Quarter just shy of 18″  that’s okay, just make sure you cut all three layers the same size (for example 10″ x 17″).

You need three pieces and all three will measure 10″ x 18″:

  1. Outside fabric (mine was the flower print)
  2. Lining fabric
  3. Fusible Fleece

You’ll also need your Basic Sewing Supplies (sewing machine, iron, scissors, clips or pins),  And, a Walking Foot will make it so much easier to sew!!

These Reversible Fabric Baskets were made with the Hello Darling by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics and it may be hard to find.  It was one of my favorites and I stock piled it (kinda like paper crafters stock pile their Designer Series Paper).   Any of the fabric by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics would work for the baskets!   I made this quilt for my aunt Cecilia using the Daysail Fabric.

How to Video

Step by Step instructions on how to make the Fabric Basket.


These are the supplies I used in my video that you can find on my Chic n Scratch Amazon Shop.

The Chic n Scratch labels were purchased online at the Dutch Label Shop.

The Fabric Basket I made is my video will also serve as a Tissue Box Holder… you just don’t fold the fabric over as much.  That’s the beauty of this Reversible Fabric Basket is that you can change which side you show and you can fold the top down a lot … or just a little.

Looking for the other sizes?

My picture shows three different sizes of fabric baskets.  All three are made the same way, the only difference is the size of fabric.  Here they are:

  • 10″ x 18″ (shown in video)
  • 7″ x 18″ (orange basket)
  • 11″ x 18″ (largest basket)
If you want it wider, just add another inch or two.  I used the same width on the bottom.  By cutting off 1-1/2″ inch you have a 3″ bottom.

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58 thoughts on “How to Make a Fabric Basket”

    • I absolutely love these baskets! I would love to do some of these for my friends! Such a cute idea!!!!! Thank you for sharing the video! Have a great weekend!

    • Angie. I love these esp for putting a Kleenex box. In them
      Also. I’m right there with ya. I would see more but I hate getting stuck by pins. Now that I see u r using clips. .I can see myself sew so much more now . Never thought about using clips. Where Can I buy those clips ? great idea. .. cheryl f

      • Cheryl saw your question about clips. I bought some at Joann Fabrics but Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart has them for a cheaper price.

      • Wow, love this project! Did you sew the seams at 4/8″ or 5/8″ it does look like 4/8″, but want to be sure. Is the fit close enough for an actual kleenex box sewing 5/8″ seams, or does it pretty much fit nice and snug at 4/8″? I’m on board to make these for get well gifts and am mostly a paper crafter who loves making your projects and not a great sewer. BTW, I have been watching your blog videos since you began blogging, as my original Hilo, HI demo, (not Debi as she had not started as a demo back then, but then became my demo because she is a personal friend). I am very glad you have stuck to your guns and stayed blogging! Thank you for always sharing your gift!

        • Hi Donna, I have a hard time with consistent seams lines using a walking foot… but I tried to say at 1/2″ (4/8). Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. If you make the fabric baskets please share a picture with me!!

    • Hi Angie. Love the fabric baskets. I’ve made 2 already. I want to make a mini but I dont know what the dimensions are for cutting the fabric. Could you please advise. Thanks.

  1. These are so cute! Makes me wish I could sew! I have a sewing machine and fabric…. you might have inspired me to give it a try!

    • Angie, I rewatched this again today and am so inspired to make a couple for organizing some of my paper raft supplies. Love your fabrics!!!!! You are an inspiration!

  2. These are adorable. This is the first time I have watched one of your sewing videos. I don’t do much sewing, but for sure will try this basket! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is my first time to watch your sewing videos. Very nice.
    But, I’m wondering, between the stamping and sewing, when
    do you sleep?
    Thank you, very good instructions and I’m inspired to make
    some baskets now.

  4. I absolutely love the basket! Your fabrics are awesome! Today, you shared that a Kleenex pop up box fits! Terrific!!!!

    Thank you again for all your March info!

  5. Awesome idea and video Angie. You are very talented!!! I love the clip idea too.
    These bags are now on my list to make for Christmas gifts. Thanks again for sharing and Happy Birthday month!!!

  6. So cute. I can imagine getting a small container that would fit in the bottom to make it sturdy and use fabric basket to store pens, markers, scissors etc. Would brighten up crafting area. Enjoy watching you create. Thank you for sharing.

  7. These baskets are so stinkin’ cute!! Thank you SO much for the video – can’t wait to make them as soon as I get a walking foot!

  8. I just watched this video. I have been trying to find how to make these. Thank you so much. I would like to know the size of fabric for the basket that holds the box of tissue.

    • Hi Sheila,
      the basket I made in the video is the one that will hold a box of tissues. I’d love to see a picture when you make one! Thanks!

  9. I just made some with pumpkin fabric, so cute! Might try some as Christmas gifts. Would you mind if we sell Some using your pattern? Thank you so much for sharing.

  10. It looks like you may have pressed the seams open before sewing the lining in. So when I made my first fabric basket last night, I used my tailor’s pressing point, and the seams turned out nicely. Thanks for a great tutorial.

  11. I saw where someone had made these baskets on Facebook and I thought what a cute basket. I searched the internet for the basket but could not pull up any directions. When I was on UTube again looking at something else, your UTube,”How to make fabric baskets” came up and I was so excited! I was searching for fabric bags, not baskets. I love these baskets and I have already thought of uses for them and for my sewing friends as well. Thank you for the tutorial.

  12. I love the baskets. Remember not to use directional fabric for the outside or half your basket will be upside down. I filled one with snack bars, raisins, etc. for my d-in-law’s office. They loved it.


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