How To Make Hanging Storage Baskets

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Need some extra organization in your home? We are here to help! Today on Beginner Sewing Projects, we are going to show you How To Make Hanging Storage Baskets! I am always on the lookout for a better and easier way to store all the things my family uses. From homeschool materials, homework items, craft supplies, or my plants! These will not only be super functional but add that little pop of something to your decor. They have so many uses, I bet you will want to make so many of these little fellas. You can change up the color of fabrics to suit whatever your mood or season. I have made several as I keep finding new ways to use them. My kids have some hanging off the rails of their beds to hold their beloved stuffed animals, favorite books, and so much more. These are also handy to have at your changing table for those easy-to-grab items you are always searching for. These hanging storage baskets also make great gifts and are the perfect stocking stuffer. You know it is never too early to start planning for the holidays.

They are also great for host gifts too, just throw in a cookie mix, a little mixing spoon, and BOOM, instant “Thank You!” gift! No matter the reason, we know you will love them as much and we do. Get ready to gather your supplies for this super quick and easy-to-follow tutorial!

How To Make Hanging Storage Baskets

What You’ll Need:

Supplies

When it comes to the supplies needed for this quick and easy tutorial, you should be able to find them fairly easily. When I first started out making things, I would always buy way more fabric than I needed. I still do that sometimes, but only because I love the fabric or I have a small project idea I would want to use it for. You’ll need some interfacing to help your baskets hold up over time, some sewing clips, thread, I and I recommend getting a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler to make cutting out your fabric quick and easy.

How To Make Hanging Storage Baskets

Measure and cut fabric

First on this how to make hanging storage baskets sewing tutorial, you are going to cut two pieces of black and plaid fabric 9 1/2 inches wide. Length can be any size you would like the basket to be deep. The smaller basket here is 10 inches tall. The larger basket is 14 inches tall.

Cut square on bottom

Next up on this hanging baskets tutorial, you will cut out a square on the bottom right that is 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. Fold over and use this as a template to cut the same square on the left bottom.

Cut out both fabrics

Repeat the steps and do this to all the pieces both the two black and the two plaid fabrics.

Cut out interfacing

Now you will be cutting out two pieces of interfacing and using one piece of black as a template cut out the two pieces of interfacing.

Fold, press, and stitch loop

Cut one piece of plaid fabric 2 by 5 inches. Fold and press. Fold again, press, and stitch. This is the loop the basket will hang from.

Adhere interfacing

Press the interfacing to the back(wrong side) of the black fabric. Place the loop on the black fabric with the loop facing down. Stitch across the loop. You can add clips to help keep your fabrics from shifting on you while sewing.

Layer and clip around edges

Place the black fabric right side up and interfacing side down. Place the plaid piece face down on top of the black. Add clips all the way around and stitch across the top. Do this for both sets of plaid and black. You only need a loop on one black piece.

Clip around edges

After the tops are stitched, layout the fabric with the right side face up and the other one right side facing down. Plaid on plaid and black on black.

Stitch around the edges

For the next step on this hanging basket sewing tutorial, you are going to stitch the long ends but leave a small opening on the black end for turning your fabric right side out.

Sew ends together

Stitch together the two ends but do not stitch together the insides of the four boxes.

Clip and sew ends

Now, pull together the boxed ends and clip them together. This will give us the shape we need for the baskets.

Sew boxed ends

Sew across each end to box out the basket. It is really starting to come together!

Sew hole closed

The final step is to flip our hanging basket right side in with the hole that you left on the black side. Stitch the hole on the black side closed and push the black liner inside of the plaid. Your basket is now ready to hang.

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Final product

And that’s it! Now you how to make a hanging fabric basket! What a fun sewing project we had today! I love getting to walk you through these tutorials and help you to not only make something from start to finish but also something that is cute and functional. I hope you have as much fun as I did. I know there were some steps that when I first started sewing I had to read and re-read as it did not make sense. Once something clicks, then sewing will get easier with each stitch you make! I can not wait to see what all you made and the fabric colors and patterns. These projects can be so personal and I love that!

Easy DIY Hanging Storage baskets

If you liked learning how to make hanging fabric baskets, 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!

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How To Make Hanging Storage Baskets

How To Make Hanging Storage Baskets

Solve your storage issues with this quick and easy sewing project. Keep the clutter at bay without sacrificing your decor!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $20.00

Instructions

  1. Cut two pieces of black and of plaid fabric 9 1/2 inches wide. Length can be any size you would like the basket to be deep.
  2. Cut out a square on the bottom right that is 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches.
  3. Fold over and use this as a template to cut the same square on the left bottom. Do this to all the pieces both two black and two plaid. 
  4. Cut out two pieces of interfacing and using one piece of black as a template cut out the two pieces of interfacing. 
  5. Cut one piece of plaid fabric 2 by 5 inches. Fold and press. Fold again, press, and stitch. This is the loop the basket will hang from. 
  6. Press interfacing to the back(wrong side) of the black fabric. Place the loop on the black fabric with the loop facing down. Stitch across the loop. 
  7. Place the black fabric right side up and lining side down. Place the plaid piece face down on top of the black.
  8. Stitch across the top. Do this for both sets of plaid and black. You only need a loop on one black piece.
  9. After the tops are stitched layout fabric with the right side face up and the other one right side facing down. Plaid on plaid and black on black.
  10. Stitch the long ends but leave a small opening on the black end for flipping. Stitch together the two ends but do not stitch together the insides of the four boxes.
  11. After stitching, pull together the boxed ends and clip them together.
  12. Sew across each end. This will box out the basket.
  13. Flip right side in with the hole that you left on the black side.
  14. Stitch the hole on the black side closed and push the black inside of the plaid.
  15. Your basket is now ready to hang. 

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