Delineate Your Dwelling

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No Sew Basket Liners

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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!


Supplies:
. Fabric
. Sewing Scissors
. Measuring Tape
. Hem Tape

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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.

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After your strips are cut out, mark a half inch on all sides and iron down this seam.

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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.  

In some other BIG news.
I'm so excited to share that I am now a full time contributor at The Girl Creative!  
My first post went up today, so be sure to stop over there and take a look at my 
DIY Ribbon Necklace.


32 comments:

  1. I love basket liners and this is such a cool, easy, no-sew way of making them! Congrats on becoming a full time contributor to Girl Creative!

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    1. Thanks, Gail. I need simple and easy when it comes to sewing projects, ha!

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  2. Super cute basket liners! Thanks for sharing great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime :)
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Ana!

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  3. You had me at "no sew" Amy! I adore that fabric . Where is it from?

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    1. Thanks so much, Sharon! I've had the fabric for a while, so I don't remember exactly... but I only get fabric at Hobby Lobby or JoAnn, so one of those!

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  4. Haha.. I clicked on your link from a link party to ask you to come and link up at Link It Or Lump it...... now laughing that it is you that made this!! I love it!! Seriously great tutorial and awesome fabric choice

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    1. So funny! I've totally done that before.

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  5. Okay, you had me at "no sew". I've been really working on adjusting to all the baby gadget/toys taking over my life and I know it's only going to get worse! We'll get our houses back in what 18-20 years, right??

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    1. Ha, thanks Jennifer! Ugh, I don't like to think 18-20 years from now... hahah!

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  6. Fun! I have a lot of baskets in my basement, I might give this project a whirl. Thanks for sharing at Whip it up Wednesday!

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  7. This is an amazingly simple and cute idea!! LOVE the fabric pattern!

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  8. Such a cute idea! Great way to personalize baskets!

    Stephanie
    www.barksdaleblessings.com

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  9. Amy, I love this! Turned out so great and anything that says "no sew" is immediately something I'm hooked on. I'll do some stitching but as I said in my food felt project, I'd rather watch paint dry ;D Thank you for this!!! Will have to try it!

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  10. I love your basket liner. I will definitely have to make a couple of these.

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  11. I've been looking for some kind of liner idea for my bread basket. Thanks for linking up!! http://timeforseason.blogspot.com/2014/03/my-favorite-things-saturdays-31.html

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  12. I love this idea! And I absolutely love the fabric you used. Thanks for sharing over at Link'n Blogs link party this week!

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  13. I'm planning to make some basket liners for my bathroom, so this will come in handy! Thanks for sharing:)

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  14. beautiful fabric... is it the home decorator fabric that is a little heavier or a cotton fabric ?
    can't wait to try this.....

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  15. beautiful fabric... is it the home decorator fabric that is a little heavier or a cotton fabric ?
    can't wait to try this.....

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  16. Great idea! I found your site when I stopped at Jennifer Dawn's link party. Can't wait to see more of your ideas!

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  17. What pretty baskets and liners - thank you for sharing this project. :) Gentle Joy

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  18. Love this Amy!! I am so thrilled when I don't actually have to haul out my sewing maching for a gorgeous fabric project!! Thanks for the tutorial:)

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  19. This is my kind of project! I have some baskets that could use some sprucing up and this could be just the trick. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Such a smart idea! Toys are always so hard to keep a handle on. I love baskets for that too.

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  21. Nice project! Baskets are sneaky about hiding toys aren't they?

    I usually use my sewing machine instead of hem tape (find it easier personally, hah).

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  22. Super cute and easy - love it! Visiting from the Party Bunch Linky :)

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  23. What a terrific tutorial Amy! And I love the fabric you chose for your basket!
    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!

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  24. I love these; I pinned them a few days ago!

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  25. I love your no sew basket liner! The blue color is so perfect for spring! I featured it from this weeks Whimsy Wednesday!

    You can see the post here
    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/home/fresh-spring-ideas-home/

    Hope to see you link up again Tuesday night!
    Susan

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  26. This is such a cute idea! I always love visiting your blog.

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