Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Basket Lining

I am loving having a sewing machine, there is so much you can do!!! I'm still a beginner, but I'm getting a little better. I was so excited when I came up with this idea in my head and it actually worked, on the first try even! :)

I have a few baskets in my family room. They are just some "caught all" baskets. So I wanted to make a lining for them, so you can't see all the toys that are in them when they don't make it back to my boys' rooms.

Although there are a lot of steps, it's pretty simple (remember I am still a beginner at sewing)

So this is how I made the lining

1) I took a cute basket


2) I picked out my fabric. I found the striped one on clearance and the cream fabric is actually a bedskirt I picked up for a garage sale for $.50 ( I just couldn't pass it up even though I knew it wasn't the right size, glad that I did)

3) I measured my basket and then add about 1/2 inch to each side and then cut out all of the pieces



4) Putting the fronts together and making sure that I had the correct sides, I sewed a straight line to sew them together. My stitch was about 1/4 inch from the side. Make sure that the back of the fabric is facing up when you sew. Do that to all four side pieces

5) Once I sewed all four pieces together, it looked like a long piece of fabric

6) I then cut the strip of striped fabric (mine is 4 inches wide) and pinned it to the whole length of the inside fabric. Make sure to pin the front facing each other

7) I then sewed those two together, with the back of the fabric facing up

8) I then ironed a little section, to make sure it was nice a straight and then I sewed that.

9) I then put together the last two side and sewed them together

10) So now here is my "rectangle" without the bottom sewed on yet

11) Take the bottom piece and sew it to all four sides. Doing it the same way as before, putting the fronts together and sewing on the back. (sorry no picture, guess I forgot)

12) Put the lining into the basket and admire it!! You will want it to be a snug fit about the edges so when you put things in, it doesn't fall in too.
And there it is! I love the color that it adds to the basket! I loved it so much that I did it for 4 baskets and plan on doing two more for my living room. I even want to do it for my boys' containers in their rooms. Just to hide the toys!!


29 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

This is adorable--love the colors and fantastic job!!!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

To me liners MAKE a basket. Thanks for sharing.

Bette said...

ooohhh... that looks easy. I might give it a shot.

Ashley @ Joyful Creations said...

That's too cool! I have a ton of plain old baskets I would dress up with this... if I could sew worth a flip. LOL!

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Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This looks very easy to do but I am not sure if this "sewing challenged" crafter can do it. Thank you for the tutorial.

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Melissa said...

I have wanted some basket liners, but didn't want to pay for them! This is such a great idea. You should link up over at mycraftielife.blogspot.com!

CNM said...

That look great! And you did your the proper way! Here's mine I did with my glue gun!

http://lessonsofanewlywed.blogspot.com/2010/07/lesson-69-cool-glue-gun-project.html

Christin@Pregnant with power tools said...

I've been meaning to do this too - great tutorial!

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Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Very cute! I love to use baskets myself.

Robin said...

Nothing beats a beautifully lined basket!
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Amy Meyer said...

I love it! I love adding a little flair to something like that! What a great and easy idea!

Amy Meyer said...

I love it! I love adding a little flair to something like that! What a great and easy idea!

Sharon said...

I have been looking for something like this! Can't wiat to try it! I've done a little feature about your project on my blog!
Enjoy your weekeknd!
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Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Wow, what a great tutorial! I always see baskets for next to nothing at garage sales and I love the fabric lined basket look!

Erin said...

I love this!!!

You make it look 'sew' easy. LOL (I'm not a sewer...but I wish I were!)

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The Girl Creative said...

That's pretty amazing. :) I've always wanted to do that but just didn't want to try and figure out how. lol Great Tutorial. :)

Leslie said...

SEW cute! I love the fabric you used! Thanks for the tutorial and for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Sherry said...

I have the fabric ready to line a couple of baskets in my bathroom. Your post will be my inspiration to get it done. Thanks for sharing.

Tauni said...

Love this and you've made it look so easy, I might actually try it.

Crystal said...

These are so cute! I love fabric and the idea of a catch all basket. I need about 10 of these (okay maybe just one big one:)

AUDRA said...

Outstanding. And on the first try? WOW. Great job!

Gail said...

Thanks for the tutorial - I might be able to do this even with the challenge of attaching the bottom.

CreativaCale said...

Thanks!So simple.:)))

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