How to make a Corner Basket!

Posted by Summer Wright on

Corner Baskets are an awesome, versatile piece. You can use them as toy baskets, ball pits, or even sleeping areas! This is a tutorial on how to make your own. I'll list example sizes below, but you can make them bigger or smaller with a few tweaks. (Try to ignore my poor, abused table, it's just used as a cutting mat a lot.)

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Supplies needed:

-Sewing Machine(here's the one I use)
-Rotary Cutter or Scissors
*Fabric pen or chalk to mark cut lines
*Pins or clips
*C-Links to hang items

*Optional supplies

Fabric Needed:

-Fleece Solids:

  • One 13" x 5" rectangle
  • Two 9" x 5" rectangles
  • One 10" square, cut diagonal into two triangles

-Fleece Prints:

  • One 13" x 5" rectangle
  • Two 9" x 5" rectangles
  • One 10" square, cut diagonal into two trianlges
-Three 1" x 4" fleece strips for hanging tabs

If you don't know which side of fleece is the 'right' side, hold the fabric so it stretches across, then pull slightly. The edges of the fabric will curl towards the 'wrong' side.

Step One:

Gather your print pieces, except one triangle. You can use the extra triangles(you'll have an extra print and extra solid) to make pom-poms or fleece strips.


Step two:

Lay your 13" x 5" piece out, right side facing up(this is your front panel). Grab your 9" x 6" pieces. Lay them on your front panel, right side down. Line one piece up with the right edge, and the other up with the left edge. They'll overlap in the middle.

Sew down the right and left edges to connect your front and sides, like shown.

Step three:

Once you've sewn those, open the pieces out(like a book). You'll have one long rectangle piece, with the larger rectangle in the center. 

Step four:

Fold the entire piece in half, making sure the right sides are facing each other. Sew the edges together to make a continuous piece.

 This is how it should look now.


Step five:

Now it's time to sew the bottom triangle on. I find it easiest to start by lining up one of the short sides on the triangle piece and my side panel. You can pin or clip the top triangle onto your side and front panels to make it easier to sew around.

An easy way to do the corners is to keep the needle in the fabric, lift the presser foot, turn the fabric and line it up, then put the foot back down and continue.

Step six:

Repeat steps 1-5 with the solid pieces. Flip the solid piece so the right sides are facing out.

Step seven:

Place the solid piece inside of the print piece and line them up. Sew all the way around the top, making sure to leave a 1.5 inch opening to flip everything. Don't forget to put hanging tabs in the corners!

To make the tabs: Fold your strips in half to make them loops, then line up the open ends with the edge of where you're sewing.

Step eight:

Flip everything through the turning hole, then sew the hole closed. Now you're finished!

Optional: Add pom-poms, fleece strips, toys, etc.

I hope this tutorial helped! Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it, or if you have any additional questions! If you'd like to purchase one of these instead, you can get them here.


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