Oh the toys. The toys that spread throughout the entire home. The toys that I swear multiple during the night at rapid speeds! I’m working on some kiddo toy rearranging in our living room and bought a handful of new baskets to help with this new method of “toy play” (upcoming post).
The baskets were lacking a little something and I kept having to pull small toys out that had slipped into the basket weave. SO, I decided to sew some basket liners… but I’m not a very good seamstress, so I found an easy No Sew Basket Liner tutorial which I’ll be sharing with you today!
. Sewing Scissors
. Measuring Tape
. Hem Tape
I found this tutorial for making an easy no sew basket liner
from Confessions of a Plate Addict. It consists of making two long strips of fabric and laying them on each other in the basket. The ties help keep them in place.
To start, using a flexible measuring tape, take measurements of:
1. The outside bottom to the top of the basket.
2. On the inside, from top to bottom.
3. Across the bottom of the basket.
4. Up the inside, from bottom to top.
5. On the outside, from top to bottom.
6. Across the top width and then add one inch to that last measurement.
After adding these all up, this is the measurement for your first strip. Mine was 30″ by 11″ wide (including that extra inch at the end). Repeat this process if you do not have a square basket. If square, then you will do two of the same sized strips.
After your strips are cut out, mark a half inch on all sides and iron down this seam.
This step is not a necessity, but if you cut corners on a diagonal, it will give a cleaner look and not be as bulky looking.
Then, cut hem tape to the length of each side and iron the appropriate time to activate tape. (I love not sewing!) This completes one panel.
Repeat this process for your second panel.
Once both panels are completed, lay them inside your basket one at a time with the pattern facing up. You might have to do a little situating to get them to lay nice and flat but if you did your measurements correctly, they should fit well.
Next, cut some ribbon or in my case, baker’s twine. I cut mine about 8″ long and tied a small knot at one end. Using hot glue, just glue one end to the inside flap of your liner. Do this all the way around with all eight corners.
Tie into a simple bow and you are done!
I made two of these easy no-sew basket liners and it probably took me 45 minutes total… and that was with two small kiddos running underfoot!
So simple, so easy.