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10 mins

basket felt, no-sew, easy storage, space saver, kamsnaps,
These cute and colourful baskets can be made in pretty much any size to hold your stuff like your keys or thread bobbins or easter eggs or anything else really. And the best part: When you don't need them anymore, just open the snaps and store them nice and flat without wasting any space!

Posted by Kathie from Berlin, Berlin, Germany • Published See Kathie's 9 projects »
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  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Felt Baskets - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you need to make yourself a pattern: Draw a square in the size you want the base of the basket to be on a piece of paper. Mark the centre (by drawing the diagonals). Draw a circle around the centre. The radius should be half the square side legth plus the height of the basket.

    If that sounds too complicated just wing it and try it out!

    Now you make cuts like in the picture: Four straight cuts to the corners of the square and four in an angle to that (about 45°).
    Mark the places where the snaps go (the black dots). This doesn't have to be perfect. If you're not sure, fold the paper into a basket and check the positions.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Felt Baskets - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now draw the finished pattern onto a piece of felt and cut it out. With the awl poke holes into the felt where the snaps should go.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Felt Baskets - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use KAMsnaps and KAMsnaps pliers to push the snaps in in the following way:

  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Felt Baskets - Step 4
    Step 4

    Two oppisite sides should have sockets with the snap covers facing up. The other two sides should have studs with the snap covers facing down.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. No Sew Felt Baskets - Step 5
    Step 5

    All done! Now close the snaps and - voilà! Instant basket!

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