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Easy basket/container.
I needed something to stash my thread. you can use it as a gift and put inside cookies, candy, fantasy jewelery, etc.

Posted by Gaby R. from Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico • Published See Gaby R.'s 33 projects »
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  • How to make a pot. Fabric Basket Or Vase. - Step 1
    Step 1

    You´re gonna need two pattern pieces. The square is the bottom of the basket. The bottom has to measure a quarter of an inch more than the smallest measure of the body piece. This will really help when sewing the pieces together.

  • How to make a pot. Fabric Basket Or Vase. - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut 8 body pieces. Also cut two bottom pieces.

  • How to make a pot. Fabric Basket Or Vase. - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place bottom and body piece right sides together and pin. Sew along the line leaving a presser foot seam allowance. Using the same process, sew a second body part to the next bottom side.

  • How to make a pot. Fabric Basket Or Vase. - Step 4
    Step 4

    You'll end up with something like this. Align the body pieces and sew starting half an inch from the top (lock the stitches). Before you sew it all, make sure that you'll stop at the cross. (Picture missing)

  • How to make a pot. Fabric Basket Or Vase. - Step 5
    Step 5

    repeat the process with the other pieces. it'll look like this. Turn right sides together.

  • Step 6

    Do this to the rest of the pieces. I forgot to take a pic of the lime green fabric. It'll look just like the pic above.

  • How to make a pot. Fabric Basket Or Vase. - Step 7
    Step 7

    place the second par inside the other one and fold edges. Pin.

  • How to make a pot. Fabric Basket Or Vase. - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew around the top. And pretty much you're done! I'm sure there are easy ways to do it. feel free to comment. I'd like feedback.

  • How to make a pot. Fabric Basket Or Vase. - Step 9
    Step 9

    I used it to stash my thread. It looks nice too.

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Tori R.
Tori R.
Great idea and easy-to-follow instructions! I saw a similar concept once, but honestly, the instructions were discouragingly complex! I am planning to make a few as gifts. A more shallow basket would be a great "catch all" on a nightstand or in the kitchen window sill. Thanks for taking the time to post and being generous enough to share your great idea.
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Gaby R.
Gaby R. · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 39 projects
Well, I used canvas fabric, it's better if you use stiff fabric or you can also stiffen it yourself.
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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects
Is there a certain type of fabric I should use?

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camilaustral
camilaustral · Concepcion, Bio-Bio, CL · 9 projects
nice! good idea
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Mvndres
Mvndres · Richmond, British Columbia, CA · 5 projects
thats pretty awesome!!! i like the color choice as well =P ill try to make this. thanks for the how to =)
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Gaby R.
Gaby R. · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 39 projects
Thank you! I like your idea too.
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
great job and great idea. I think i make it waterproof with vinyl so you can use it as vase for little flowers and other watery things.. but this is super cool. thanks for sharring and your haw to! greetings
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