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Okay, so maybe there is a LITTLE bit of sewing...
I was given the privilege of doing a DIY with Cloud 9 fabric! Super pretty fabric in pretty yet subtle colors and patterns. You can find the fabrics on their site or at a local Joann Fabrics store.

I had these lined baskets for years and finally the fabric started to look grungy and not matter how much I washed they till looked gross. So I made a no-sew liner for it. The baskets come in 3 different sizes. (I realized after the fact I could have sewn it, but my sewing skills are still sub-par. LOL)

*I actually DID use a needle and thread to gather the edges of the fabric to make it more fitted to the basket.*

Posted by gypsie_jay from Temple Terrace, Florida, United States • Published See gypsie_jay's 52 projects »
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  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Basket Liner - Step 1
    Step 1

    I have these stackable baskets. They have been used well, and the cloth covers have gotten grungy. It was time to redo them. Luckily for me, I was able to try out Cloud 9, Branch Citron pattern, in canvas.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Basket Liner - Step 2
    Step 2

    I used the original material to make the pattern for the new cover. I traced it on newsprint (you can trace on tisse or pattern paper as well). I adjusted the measurements with a ruler to get as close as possible to the original.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Basket Liner - Step 3
    Step 3

    When it looks as similar as the first, cut it out. Do the same for the other sides.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Basket Liner - Step 4
    Step 4

    When you are done, your pattern should consist of one bottom, one long side, and one short side. Make sure to label each piece so you can reuse them again!

  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Basket Liner - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now you take the fabric and spread it on the floor or table. Do not unfold the fabric completely. At least fold it in half so that you can get two pieces of the fabric cutout. It helps to have a friend or family member who is low to the ground to help supervise. ;-) LOL
    Pin the pattern to the fabric (make sure to pin through both sides of fabric. Cut the pieces out.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Basket Liner - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now you should have two cutouts of each side.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Basket Liner - Step 7
    Step 7

    Assembling them can be a bit tricky.
    Make sure the reverse side is out and begin pinning the matching edges to each other. It goes: short, long, short, long. DO NOT connect the last long piece to the first short piece. It's easier this way to glue it all together. Now take your trusty glue gun (or fabric glue) and squeeze a fine line between the seams. Press gently together.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Basket Liner - Step 8
    Step 8

    Keep on all the way around, until the sides are all attactched. Then attach the bottom. I kept on putting it inside the basket to make sure it looks okay.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Basket Liner - Step 9
    Step 9

    Ta-daa! You are done! You can fold the edges up a bit more. I tightened the fabric around the basket with a needle & thread so it can be more fitted.

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