Can a person ever have too many plants? We don’t think so! Today on Beginner Sewing Projects, we are going to show you how to make this DIY Hanging Planter. This one is made with fabric and twine. The fabric is cut from a skirt that has been outgrown, and the twine could easily be substituted with rope. It’s a great way to use what you have on hand for a new purpose, just like these other upcycle sewing projects. This is a quick and easy sewing project. It only takes about half an hour to make this and you end up with a cute and fun way to hang up your plants. This cute hanging plant holder would make a cute give for a plant-loving friend. It is much more cost-effective to upcycle this project yourself rather than paying in-store.
This tutorial uses a sewing machine, but the planter could easily be sewn by hand. Check out how to sew some common stitches by hand if you prefer that method. Keep reading for full instructions and photos on how to make a hanging planter yourself.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 yard Fabric
- Measuring tape
- Sewing clips
- Safety pin
- Iron and ironing board
- Rotary cutter and cutting mat (optional)
Any fabric without stretch will work for this project. It is a wonderful opportunity to reuse outgrown clothing or worn-out linens. The planter requires very little fabric, especially if you want to hang a small pot.
How To Make A DIY Hanging Planter
Begin this diy hanging planter sewing tutorial by cutting two strips of fabric 3″ wide. The length will be dependent on the size of your planter. Use a flexible measuring tape to measure from the top of your planter, down under the center of the bottom, and back up to the top of the other side. If you do not have a flexible measuring tape, you a piece of twine or rope. Add 4″ to get your length. In the example shown, our fabric strips are cut to 3″ x 24″.
Then fold the strips in half lengthwise with right sides together if your fabric has a right side. Clip with sewing clips along the edge to hold them in place.
Now on this diy hanging planter sewing tutorial, sew along the long, open edge on your sewing machine with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Repeat for both fabric strips. Then turn each strip right side out.
Next on this diy hanging planter sewing tutorial, press each strip with the seam running down the center.
Fold each end over 1/4″ once, then twice. Then fold it over 1″ to form a casing. Press and hold with clips.
Now on this diy hanging planter sewing tutorial, we need to sew. Stitch a double seam along the bottom edge of the folded fabric. All four ends of the fabric strips should now look like the photo above.
Find the center of each strip of fabric, and lay them on top of each other in a perpendicular manner. They should meet in the center forming a cross.
Clip where the fabric pieces meet in the center to hold.
Then take the center to your sewing machine, and stitch a square to secure the two fabric pieces together.
Now on this diy hanging planter sewing tutorial, it is time to add the twine. Fold the end of the twine over about 1/2″ and insert a safety pin through the fold. Insert the safety pin through the casing at each end of the fabric.
Next, place your planter in the center where the fabric strips are sewn together. Use the twine to pull the fabric up around the edge of the pot, and tie it to secure.
For the next step, we found it helpful to use an extra set of hands or clamps to hold the fabric pieces at the top of the planter. Then cut four pieces of twine the same length, depending on how long you would like your planter to hang. Tie each piece from the inside of one fabric strip to the inside of the next. And that’s it!Your DIY hanging plant holder is ready to hang! How cute is this! If you love having your plants everywhere in the house, this is a great tutorial to make something to put them in some new spots. I use one of these hanging off my curtain rod bracket to get my plant sitting in the warm sunshine. Make some of these for other areas of your house where having one on the ground maybe a hazard. Don’t forget to give one of these to a fellow plant lady!
If you liked learning how to make a diy hanging planter, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!
- Measure planter from one edge, around bottom, to other edge
- Cut two strips of fabric 3" by measured length + 4"
- Fold strips in half lengthwise
- Clip to hold
- Sew with 1/4" seam allowance
- Turn strips right side out
- Press with seam running down center of strip
- Fold each end over 1/4", then another 1/4"
- Fold again 1" and press
- Stitch down bottom of fold twice
- Repeat for all fabric ends
- Lay strips on top of one another, perpendicular, meeting in the center
- Clip to hold
- Sew a square where the strips meet
- Pin safety pin to end of twine
- Insert safety pin through all fabric casings
- Place planter in center on top of sewn square
- Bring ends to the top of the planter
- Knot twine to form a tight circle around top of planter
- Cut four pieces of twin in equal lengths
- Tie each end of the twine to the inside of a fabric strip
- Do not use a fabric with stretch.
- Twine can be substituted with rope.
- Another pair of hands or small clamps are helpful for the last step.
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