09 May 2013

D-I-Y Reversible Basket using HGTV Home Decor Fabrics from JoAnn Fabric & Crafts: Tutorial

Yesterday, I gave you a preview of the reversible basket I created with the HGTV Home Decor Fabrics that I was given by JoAnn Fabric & Crafts. Today, I'm going to share the tutorial!

{enjoy the view} | DIY reversible basket, HGTV fabric, Jo-Ann's (sponsored post)

(A funny little thing: I couldn't decide which side of the chevron fabric was the "right" side. There were no markings and they both were the same color! Finally, I just picked a side. After I made the basket, I saw the fabric on JoAnn's website. No, I have no idea why I didn't look there first! But they show the other side as the right side. Honestly, I think this fabric could be reversible!)

As I mentioned yesterday, this is what I used:

  • 7/8 yd. HGTV Chevron Chic fabric in Citrine
  • 1/2 yd. HGTV Urban Blossoms fabric in light blue
  • abt 3/4 yd. heavyweight sew-in interfacing
  • Misc: pins, scissors, iron, thread, needle

How to make the basket:

Note: I used a 1/4" seam allowance on all seams.

First, cut out all pieces:
  • Cut one 12"x32" rectangle from main fabric, contrast fabric, & interfacing (3 rectangles total)
  • Cut one 10.5" circle from main fabric, contrast fabric, & interfacing (3 circles total)
  • Cut, on bias, one 2"X12.5" rectangle from contrast fabric
  • Cut, on bias, one 2"X32" rectangle, angled on ends from contrast fabric

{enjoy the view} | HGTV fabric, Jo-Ann's (sponsored post)

Now, you're ready to start sewing. Note: I used a 1/4" seam allowance on all seams.

  • Lay the 12"X32" interfacing rectangle on the wrong side of the contrast fabric; pin or baste in place.
  • Flip this over so the contrast fabric is on top, then pin the main fabric to contrast fabric, right sides together.
  • Stitch the top edge (one of the 32" sides). 

{enjoy the view} | DIY reversible basket, HGTV fabric, Jo-Ann's

  • Press seam open, then open up fabric and fold it so that the wrong sides are now together.
  • Press top seam.

{enjoy the view} | DIY reversible basket w/ HGTV fabric
{enjoy the view} | DIY reversible basket craft project

  • Baste sides and bottom together, then top stitch 1/4" from top edge.

{enjoy the view} | DIY reversible basket craft
{enjoy the view} | DIY reversible basket project

  • Turn fabric so right sides are together, then stitch side seam (12" side).

{enjoy the view} | DIY basket craft project

  • Fold the 2"X12.5" rectangle of contrast fabric in half, wrong sides & long sides together. 
  • Press. This is the side seam binding.

{enjoy the view} | DIY basket craft

  • Stitch this binding to the side seam, matching raw edges.

{enjoy the view} | DIY basket project

  • Trim seam as close as possible.

{enjoy the view} | easy DIY basket craft project

  • Fold seam binding over the seam, and top stitch in place.

{enjoy the view} | easy DIY basket project

Baste the 3 circles together, interfacing between the fabric, right sides facing out.


{enjoy the view} | easy DIY basket craft

  • Pin circle/basket bottom to sides; contrast to contrast, main to main, with contrast fabric on the outside. 
  • Use plenty of pins and position them so that you can sew over them.

{enjoy the view} | how to make a basket craft project

  • Stitch in place, Take your time!

 {enjoy the view} | how to make a basket project

  • Stitch long seam binding, right sides together. Press seam open, then fold binding in half, raw edges together.
  • Stitch binding to seam around bottom of basket.

{enjoy the view} | how to make a basket craft

  • Trim seam as close as possible, then fold binding over seam, and stitch in place. Since my fabric/interfacing was so thick, I opted to handstitch this last piece into place, but if your fabric/interfacing is thinner, you can do it on the machine.

{enjoy the view} | how to make a basket tutorial

  • Turn basket right side out, and fold over top edge.

{enjoy the view} | easy how to make a basket tutorial
{enjoy the view} | easy DIY basket tutorial
{enjoy the view} | easy DIY basket tutorial W/ HGTV fabric

That's it! Looks great, right?

{enjoy the view} | easy DIY reversible basket tutorial

You could also add trim, but I opted not to on this particular basket.

{enjoy the view} | easy reversible basket tutorial

If you give it a try, I'd love to see your project!

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(This is a sponsored post. I was responsible for designing the project and JoAnn Fabric & Crafts supplied the fabric.)
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