These fabric baskets and bowls are so much fun to make and they have so many uses! Easter baskets, fruit bowls, notions catch-alls, gift baskets, craft storage, toy baskets and more. If you use washable materials to make them, you can wash your finished projects. I’ve popped mine in both the washing machine and the dishwasher.
The construction starts with cotton or nylon cord. You can buy a cheap clothesline or start with cording from your fabric shop. Cotton results in a soft, flexible basket while nylon yields a firmer shape. The size of the cord is up to you, as long as it fits under the presser foot of your sewing machine. My machine can handle cord up to ¼-inch in diameter.
Gallery of more fabric baskets and bowls
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