Hanging fabric baskets


These hanging fabric baskets were on my DIY wishlist. So no better reason to make them for my own daughter. They are hanging above the dresser. We bought a rail at IKEA and when you make a fabric tunnel at the back of the baskets you can slide them on the rail.
Here you see that I cut a rectangle 10 inch x 7 inch. ( 25 x 18 m) The white fabric is a cotton and the beige is a firm fusible interfacing. Make the green rectangles a bit shorter then the white, later you will see why.

I made 6 sets. Three white cotton with interfacing and three green cotton with interfacing.


Fold the fabric double and finish the sides with a serger.

Open the bag that came in to being. Push the corners inwards and pin them down.

When you pinned both sides down the inside should look like this.

Sew the corners.

Turn the bag with the good side out. When you look inside you see the interfacing and the two corners pushed down. 

Find some firm cardstock. Measure the size of the bottom and cut it out of the cardstock. Lay it on the bottom of the (outer)bag.

I zig zagged the edges of the white inner bags and folded the top edge over. The white bags are a bit larger, so later on you will have the white edge sticking out on top of the green outer bag.

Cut three pieces of fabric 6 x 4 inch.(15 x 10 cm, for the hanging system) and add interfacing to the back. 

 Finish the sides with your serger. Fold the fabric in half and use your serger to finish the bottom. It should look like the picture above.

Get your outer bag (green) with cardstock and slip in the white inner bag with folded edge (that is why the white bag is slightly larger). Place the smaller piece of fabric, for hanging, in between these layers at the back. Pin it down.

This is what it looks like close up. Now sew it together, all around.
Be creative and think of some embellishments. Do know that you have to attach embellishments to the outer bag before sewing the inner and outer bag together. I used a pink oval, a white felt oval, made the first letter from my daughters name out of cotton, hand stitched it al together and finished with a little bow on top.

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