Tied up Basket Liner

How to make a Basket Liner

We’re going to the USA really soon, yeah.  When we go south I stock up on crafting supplies for the blog, especially fabrics.  On our last trip, I purchased quite few 1/2 yards pieces of pretty pieces of cotton and I have lots left.  This bun cover is the first of a few little sewing projects using little bits of fabric.
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Large pretty hand made basket line that ties closed. How to make basket liners, basket liner pattern, easy sewing , sew easy, diy sewing projects

Closing Basket Liner Tutorial

You will need:

2 coordinating pieces of leftover fabric – 28″ square
Thread, sewing machine, scissors etc.
Cord, tape, glue

Wash, dry and iron your fabric,  Cut both pieces 28″ square.  If your leftover fabric is smaller go ahead and use it.  It will just make a different size basket liner.

Place the fabric good sides together.  Pin in place.  Sew around all sides leaving a 3″ gap.
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Three coordinating fabrics for a diy basket liner. How to make basket liners, basket liner pattern, easy sewing , sew easy, diy sewing projects

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Iron all your seams open and flat. (this will make the edges crisp)  Turn the liner inside out. Iron and sew the gap closed.

Now you have to decide which fabric you want to be the main fabric and which one you want to show on the little tie flaps.   Make sure that the main fabric is facing Upwards.

Take and fold in one corner 12 inches. Measure the first corner on both sides to make sure.
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Pin in place.  Repeat on the remaining corners.
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Folding the opposite end of a diy basket liner. How to make basket liners, basket liner pattern, easy sewing , sew easy, diy sewing projectsj

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Repeat until you have four corners.
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Four corners of a diy basket liner folded in. How to make basket liners, basket liner pattern, easy sewing , sew easy, diy sewing projectsa
Sew a one inch seam on each of the four corners.
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Sewing a one inch seam allowance. How to make basket liners, basket liner pattern, easy sewing , sew easy, diy sewing projectsa

You need to make sure the cord ends are sealed so they don’t unravel.  I used scotch tape for this. Take one end of your cord wrap with tape, cut where the tape is leaving some of the cord held with the tape.
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Using a pin to secure the end of a draw string. How to make basket liners, basket liner pattern, easy sewing , sew easy, diy sewing projectsa

With a large safety pin pull the cord through the seams in the corners.  Leaving lots of extra cord wrap tape on the other end and cut.
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Basket liner with cord pulled through. How to make basket liners, basket liner pattern, easy sewing , sew easy, diy sewing projectsl
Turn the basket liner right side out fill with goodies and tie tightly.
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Top view of pretty hand made basket liner, bun carrier. How to make basket liners, basket liner pattern, easy sewing , sew easy, diy sewing projectsk

Hope you like this simple little project.   If you do please pin it for later or share it.

DIY basket liner made from cotton. How to make basket liners, basket liner pattern, easy sewing , sew easy, diy sewing projects

What do you think of the little corners?  I thought they were cute, and they are much easier to sew then a gathered ruffle would be.  Do you think they look a little bit more modern? Please comment and let me know your thoughts.  I enjoy hearing from you.

 

 

 

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26 thoughts on “Tied up Basket Liner

    1. Hi Susan: I agree with you. I want to make a whole bunch of little kitchen things from odds and sods of fabric. They are fun to do because they are simple and quick.

    1. Hi Randi: I most certainly did. I was surprised to find that there is a desert landscape between Spokane and Seattle. Desert landscapes are my favorite so I really enjoyed the trip. We were pretty low key as we needed to take our pup with us, but it was fun and I got to pick up some new materials.

    1. Hi Cassie: I like that you can toss the buns or whatever in it and not have to worry about them being covered. Thank you for commenting, the feedback is appreciated.

    1. Hubs works long shifts away, so he gets almost three weeks off when hes on vacation. Its good to have him home. Were happy to be heading south and leaving all the house chores behind.

    1. Hubs works long shifts away, so he gets almost three weeks off when hes on vacation. Its good to have him home. Were happy to be heading south and leaving all the house chores behind.

    1. Hi Amber: I think it will be good for taking a few items, like buns, muffins, donuts, cookies. I would like to say cupcakes but they may be a bit soft with the icing on top.

    1. Hi Debra: I appreciate how you come up with different purposes for the thing that I make. This would be a nice package for a house warming or bridal shower even. If I go to a wedding show I wrap it in tea towels, this is another idea. Thank you very much.

    1. Oh Susanne: Everything I make is perfect for the newbie sewer. I like to sew easy simple things. If you have any questions when making it, you know how to ask. Thanks for the pin.

    1. Hi Carolann: These are really easy to make and doing it yourself you can always find a fabric that matches your decor.

    1. Hi Sam. These are pretty girlie I know but the pink gingham called to me. You could use them to hold gifts like maybe cookie cutters, an ice decorating kit, or craft supplies.

  1. Leanna, that is the most darling fabric, and I love the pink check you chose to go with it. It looks like a simple tutorial (I love those simple ones), so maybe I could do it. Sewing is not my strong suit. It’s such a cute little bun cover! Hope you have a happy time craft shopping!

    1. Hi Florence: I most certainly did have a good craft shop outing. I went to a Hobby Lobby in Spokane, it was huge. Hubs sat with pup outside in the sunshine and just let me wander and wander. I loved every second of it lol.

  2. Leanna this is such a pretty idea! You always make everything look so pretty like you really care about what is being served. The best hostess!

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