Project Design Team Wednesday~Simple Basket Liners

Posted by administrator on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Hi everyone! I’m Tam from Sew Dang Cute, and I’m thrilled to be back here to share another tutorial with you.
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Last time I made a quilt, so this time I wanted to do something a little more simple, and went with basket liners.
Simple Basket Liners
My son’s toys have been in desperate need of storage, so these were just the ticket!
The genius behind the baskets part comes from Amy of Positively Splendid with her canvas-covered diaper boxes tutorial.
So I started out with a couple of empty diaper boxes.
Then following Amy’s tutorial, I lined them with canvas fabric. If you are worried about the box showing through, you can either use a darker canvas or cover the box with paper first. My fabric is going to cover the top part, so I wasn’t concerned.
Then we have to measure our box. The long sides on mine were 13” x 9”. The short sides were 9” x 9”. The bottom side was 13” x 9”.
Here’s how I cut per basket:
* For the 13” x 9” side: (2 pieces) 13 1/2” x 13 1/2”. I added 1/2” for seam allowances, then 4 1/2” for the hem, fabric overhang, and seam allowances.
* For the 9” x 9” side: (2 pieces) 9 1/2” x 13 1/2”. Again 1/2” for seam allowances, then 4 1/2” for the hem, fabric overhang, and seam allowances.
* For the 13” x 9” bottom piece: 13 1/2” x 9 1/2”. 1/2” for seam allowances.
Once my pieces were all cut, I decided to hem the tops of all the sides before assembling. Fold the top edge of each side piece down 1/2” and press. Repeat. Then stitch in place.
So now here are all my hemmed side pieces and also the bottom piece.
Starting with one of the longer side pieces, pin the two shorter side pieces and bottom piece to it RST (right sides together).
Just for visual purposes: If you were to open up all the pinned pieces right now, it should look like this:
Using a 1/4” seam, start sewing at the top right-hand corner and continue until you get to the top left-hand corner.
Now pin the shorter side pieces and bottom piece to the other longer side piece and repeat the sewing.
Sew the side and bottom seams closed at the bottom of the liner.
That’s it! It’s now done and you can put it in the box as a liner.
Pretty slick, right?
Simple and effective!
Thanks for letting me stop by today!
Tam those are PERFECT for any toy room or perhaps a sewing room ... And sooo easy! 

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Have a wonderful day and remember to come back next Wednesday for another great tutorial! 

Category: Project Design Team Wednesday


  1. What a great idea! I have lots of those boxes.
    by patricia
    June 13th, 2012 at 9:23 a.m.
  2. Love them they look great and price point would be amazing.
    by Colleen
    January 02nd, 2014 at 8:01 p.m.

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