When Little Roper was born, I was trying to find things to organize all of his clothes but since I was going to be a stay-at-home mom, I wanted to make sure I did it on a budget. With a little cardboard and some spray paint, I made myself some boxes but didn’t like how they looked on their own. So I used up some of my fabric stash to do these Make Your Own Basket Liner.
I didn’t want to use up all of the cute fabric I had for the parts that would be covered up by clothes. So I measured the box sides leaving off about an inch to get the white section. Then I used that inch to begin the measurement for the colored section, wrapping over the edge of the bag to where I wanted the liner to end. I added another inch onto that so I could make the loop for the rope to pass through.
I also measured the bottom of the box and added 1/2″ for the seam allowance.
Next I just sewed the colored fabric to its own white section and then sewed all four sides together. Pinning this to the bottom, I carefully sewed around it to attach it all together.
Putting it into the box helped me see if I had made it fit properly on bottom. I then knew where to iron the ends for the loop.
Here is a picture of the ironed edge. I did a small fold, ironed it and then made another fold wide enough to allow my rope to pass through it. Make sure to sew along the section of the small fold.
After putting the piece back in the box, I trimmed a triangle where I wanted the rope to show. The triangle makes it so it doesn’t fray and then I didn’t have to sew it! Using a safety pin in the edge, I worked the rope through the fabric and out the other side.
I put a knot in each end of the rope and trimmed the end to make it nice and neat. After pulling it taut, it will stay in play no matter how much I put into it.
And here is the finished product! There are three large ones that hold all of the clothes and 4 smaller ones that hold things like socks, hats, toys, and all the other stuff that Little Roper needs.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I’d love to hear from you!
What is something you’ve created to stay under budget?
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An athlete turned crafter that loves to read & write, hike, travel and attempt to be crafty. Moving through life as a new mommy, a wife and an explorer of some of my talents!