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Easy DIY Felt Storage Basket

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How to make a cute DIY felt storage basket.  These are easy to make, and you can use them to organize items on your desk or on a shelf.  Make them bigger to use in a closet or for larger items.  

I think I like making and buying organizational supplies more than I like using them.  I needed a few smaller bins and couldn't find what I needed in the stores, so my daughter and I made these easy DIY felt storage baskets.  



We made a few for her sewing supplies, and I wanted to use them for decorations too.  I put flowers in one, and I think it works perfect as a simple container for flowers.

Since they are felt, you can paint the front to label them so you know what's in them.  Or paint a cute design on the front and just use them as a decoration.

Easy DIY Felt Storage Box


How to Decorate Your Felt Storage Box


These are adorable plain, but you can also decorate one if you want.  Here are some ideas, but let your creative juice flow.

  • Attach a felt or fabric applique to the front.
  • Write on it with a Sharpie or paint pen.
  • Use a stencil to paint on a design
  • Use vinyl to decorate it like a sticker.

Can Felt Get Wet?


I used mine for a plant, but it's a fake plant.  Felt won't stand up to getting wet well, so I don't recommend putting a live plant in this DIY felt storage box.

How to Clean Felt


If you do need to clean your felt baskets, there are a few methods.  If you spill something wet on them, let it dry first.  Otherwise, you might push the stain into the felt fabric when you're cleaning it.

Remove loose debris with your hands or a soft brush.  Then use a slightly damp cloth to clean the spot.  You can use a dish soap to remove stains, too.

If you think that whatever spilled will definitely stain (like wine or juice), then do not let it dry and use a mild dish soap on a cloth right away.

For bigger stains, you can submerge it in a bucket of cold water and dish soap.  Gently scrub stained areas.  Rinse well with cool water.  Squeeze out excess water and place flat on a towel.  Use another towel on top to blot the excess water out.  

If your baskets collect pet hair, fold packing tape over your fingers with the sticky side out.  Tap it on the basket to remove pet hair.



Supplies


  • 2 9x12 inch pieces of felt for the outer piece
  • 2 9x12 inch pieces of felt for the liner
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing scissors
  • Cotton thread
  • Pins or sewing clips
  • Turning tool
  • Cutting mat and rotary cutter
  • Iron and ironing board

Directions


Step #1


Cut the felt for the outside and the liner.  I made three bins and cut them 9x9 inches, 8x8 inches, and 7x7 inches.  

For the larger basket, I cut a 2x2 inch square from each corner, a 1.75x1.75 inch square for the medium basket, and a 1.5x1.5 inch square for the smallest basket.



Step #2

Pin or clip the pieces together.



Step #3


Sew along the sides and bottom of the outer main piece using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Do the same for the lining, leaving a 2 inch gap for turning.  

Press the side seams open.



Step #4


Make a box corner for both the outer piece and the lining.  You can do this by pinching the opening of the corners and lining up the seams.  Use a 1/4 inch seam allowance and close the opening.



Step #5


Turn the outer part of the basket and the liner right side out.  Place the outer basket inside the lining with right sides together.  Match up the side seams and pin or clip to hold them.  Sew the inner and outer parts together around the top.



Step #6


Gently pull the outer bin through the gap until both pieces are free.  Close the gap with a 1/8 inch top stitch.  




Step #7



Fold over the lining and enjoy your new bin!  You can use other colors or even make them one color, depending on your decor.  



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Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
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Felt Organizer Basket Tutorial

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
Make a quick and easy felt basket.

materials:

  • 2 9x12 inch pieces of feltfor the outer piece
  • 2 9x12 inch pieces of feltfor the liner

tools:

  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing scissors
  • Cotton thread
  • Pins or sewing clips
  • Turning tool
  • Cutting mat and rotary cutter
  • Iron and ironing board

steps:

  1. Cut the felt for the outside and the liner. I made three bins and cut them 9x9 inches, 8x8 inches, and 7x7 inches.
  2. For the larger basket, I cut a 2x2 inch square from each corner, a 1.75x1.75 inch square for the medium basket, and a 1.5x1.5 inch square for the smallest basket.
  3. Pin or clip the pieces together.
  4. Sew along the sides and bottom of the outer main piece using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Do the same for the lining, leaving a 2 inch gap for turning.
  5. Press the side seams open.
  6. Make a box corner for both the outer piece and the lining. You can do this by pinching the opening of the corners and lining up the seams. Use a 1/4 inch seam allowance and close the opening.
  7. Turn the outer part of the basket and the liner right side out. Place the outer basket inside the lining with right sides together. Match up the side seams and pin or clip to hold them. Sew the inner and outer parts together around the top.
  8. Gently pull the outer bin through the gap until both pieces are free. Close the gap with a 1/8 inch top stitch.
  9. Fold over the lining and enjoy your new bin! 
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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