Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fall Round Fabric Basket Tutorial

This is a good table size basket and besides Halloween candy,  you can fill it with apples or other fruit.   It would make a nice basket for dinner rolls on the holidays,  too.
Feedsack images, courtesy of Deena Davis,  are available at:
 
Supplies To Make one 9 inch Basket
Finished size 9 inches in diameter and 9 inches high
Main Fabric----------1/2 yard
Lining Fabric---------1/2 yard
Heavy Duty Sew-In Interfacing----28 inches x  22 inches
1--8 ½ x 11 pieces of freezer paper
2--8 ½ x 11 pieces of tea-dye muslin
Matching thread
For each basket:
Cut 1 --9 inch circle from main fabric
Cut 1 --27 ½ inch x 9 inch side panel from main fabric
Cut 1 --9 inch circle from lining fabric
Cut 1 --27 ½ inch x 9 inch side panel from lining fabric
Cut 1 --9 inch circle from heavy duty interfacing
Cut 1 --27 ½ inch x 9 inch side panel from heavy duty interfacing
Printing the image.
     You can buy fabric sheets that are ready made for printing on or print the reversed images that are included on to iron-on transfer paper which you then iron on to muslin.
     You can also iron your muslin to the same size freezer paper  and print directly on to the fabric.   I recommend an Epson printer and Epson durabrite ink which is permanent if you are going to do this as most other inks will wash out.    
Print the feedsack image onto fabric:
     Cut  the printed image out,  leaving ¼” seam allowance all around it.    With right sides together,   lay the image on a same size piece of muslin.    Stitch around,  leaving a 2” opening for turning.   Turn right side out and press.   
   You can also print the reversed images on to fabric transfer paper and then iron the image on to the front panel.
DIRECTIONS:
Layer the main fabric and interfacing circles together with the fabric facing right side up.    Pin together and then zig zag them together around the outside edge. 
 
With the right sides together,  pin the main side panel to the interfacing.   Stitch together all around the outside edge.
Pin the image in the middle of the main fabric side 3/4 inch up from the bottom.   Stitch it to the main
fabric.  
 
Now fold the panel over with right sides together so that the side seams meet and the seam is aligned together.    Pin and then stitch in a ¼ inch seam.
With the right sides together,   pin the circle to the side panel at the bottom.
With the circle against the feeddogs and using a ¼ inch seam allowance,   stitch around the seam.
 
Turn the basket right side out.
Make the lining basket the same as the main basket but eliminating the interfacing.   Leave the lining wrong side out.
Set the main basket inside the lining basket.  The right sides will be together.
Pin main basket to lining.   
Stitch in a ¼ inch seam,  leaving a 5 inch opening for turning. 
Turn the basket right side out through the opening.  
Pin the basket and lining together evenly across the top.   Fold the open edges in ¼ inch and pin.   This opening will be sewn closed as you stitch around the top.
Topstitch along the outside edge and your basket is finished.    Turn the top down to form a cuff if desired. 
SIX INCH BASKET:
Supplies To Make 1 Basket
Finished size:   6 inches diameter x  6 inches high
Main Fabric----------1/3 yard
Lining Fabric---------1/3 yard
Heavy Duty Sew-In Interfacing----22 inches x  22 inches
1--8 ½ x  11 pieces of freezer paper
2--8 ½ x  11 pieces of tea-dye muslin
Matching thread

For each basket:
Cut 1 –6 ¾  inch circle from main fabric
Cut 1 –20 3/4 inch x 7 inch side panel from main fabric
Cut 1 --6 ¾   inch circle from lining fabric
Cut 1 --20 3/4 inch x 7 inch side panel from lining fabric
Cut 1 --6 ¾   inch circle from heavy duty interfacing
Cut 1 --20 3/4 inch x 7 inch side panel from heavy duty interfacing
Assemble the same as the bigger basket.

©  2009  Bette Shaw  -  All rights reserved

Thank You Betty for sharing this tutorial with us!
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6 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks Betty! I love this and it would be perfect for a yarn holder, too! I love making fun projects like this one! Hugs!

Pendleton Primitives said...

These would great gifts and easy to ship. Thanks for sharing.
~Christina

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love these...going to bookmark your tutorial and make some soon! Thanks

Vicky said...

oooooooooh, I could see a small one with fall leaves in it! Thanks for the tutorial, ladies!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

The Farmer's Attic said...

Love this tutorial!!! Now to pick out some great fabrics!!!

Lucy

yorkie's primitives said...

Thanks Betty! This is a great tutorial! I will have to try this, Valerie