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If you haven’t seen my fat quarter fabric basket tutorial yet, go HERE. I’m guest posting for UCreate’s Summer Fat Quarter Series (so excited!!!).
We’re using the 5×5 inch squares we cut out of the baskets to make three more projects.
It takes almost no time and they are always useful. Just add a zipper and follow this tutorial from MADE – HERE.
Easy…and it’s the perfect size for some camera lens filters. I like the body the interfacing adds to the pouch. It would make a great coin purse as well!
The next obvious solution is to make coasters.
– Cut matching 5×5 inch squares from fabric that has no interfacing fused to it.
– Put one fused 5×5 inch piece right sides together with an un-fused piece. Pin them together and sew around the perimeter with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
– Leave a 2 inch un-sewn opening on one side.
– Clip corners and trim down the seam allowances to 1/8 inch to reduce bulk.
– Turn it right side out and press.
– Top stitch around. Add a parallel line of stitching if desired.
MINI BOXES & BASKETS
You can make a fabric basket, without the handle cut outs, but mini sized!
Make two and you have a lidded box! Even better.
To make the box, simply make one of the boxes slightly smaller. Then follow my fabric basket tutorial HERE, omitting the handle instructions.
I tried it two ways, one with an unfused liner and one with both liner and outer fused. I prefer keeping both the pieces fused. It can get a little bulky but the unfused version was a bit baggy. You could combat that by using fabric glue when inserting the liner basket in.
There are so many things you could do with 5×5 inch squares of fused fabric, I have just shared three of them. Use one 5×5 piece to make a zippered pouch lipstick case, piece two pieces together to make a case for sunglasses or pencils, make one into a back jean pocket, make a stuffed fabric cube for a baby toy…
What other projects can you think of?
Thanks for stopping by!
And here’s a peek at how the rest of the series is shaping up: