Thursday, May 22, 2014

Little Hanging Basket Pattern - It's Free!



This little hanging basket is perfect for storing your cell phone, headphones, keys or other small but very important accessories. Hang it on a doorknob, a hook, or a bedpost to keep those necessities handy.



Supplies needed:
9" x 12" outer fabric
9" x 12" lining fabric
9" x 12" heavyweight fusible interfacing
6" ribbon
2 buttons
Coordinating thread



Click here to get the pattern. Or you can click on this image and print it on a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper.



Instructions:
1. Start by cutting the pattern piece from the outer, the lining, and the interfacing. Iron the interfacing onto the back of the lining.



2. Pin the ribbon hanger onto the fabric referring to the guides on the pattern piece. You might need a longer ribbon if you plan to go over a doorknob or bedpost, measure to get the exact length you need. For general purpose 6" of ribbon will work just fine.

Place the right sides together of the two fabrics and sew around the outer edge using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a gap for turning on one of the longer sides.




I have sewn in red thread so you can see my stitch lines.

3. Clip the corners and turn right sides out. Press and hand stitch the opening closed.

4. Start by shaping the basket so the lining is facing the outside. Overlap the shorter edges, these are what will become the sides, a temporarily secure with a pin. Align the bottom of the sides with the bottom of the basket. Pin and sew. Do this for both sides.






5. Turn the basket right side out. Arrange the side flaps so the the front flaps are pulled more towards the back of the basket. Tack stitch in place and sew a button on for decoration. Repeat for the second side.


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23 comments:

  1. Hello Jennifer, I love your little baskets, such cute material, and yes you need something to hold things in your camper. When I was a teen we spent 3 months each summer ( for 4 years) living in a motorhome touring the U.S. and Canada. Boy did we need baskets, but I was more interested in where we were heading or sightseeing to care. I make my baskets out of recycled jean legs and hang them from a curtian rod at the window of my sewing space. Handy little things.. Have a great summer vacation, and do not forget that sometimes on the road you will see a signpost that says Viewing Area Ahead" try and stop, you will thank yourself latter and your kids will learn some fantastic history along the way......

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    1. Thanks for the good advice about the viewing areas, sometimes were in such a hurry to get to the next place we don't take the time to stop. But you are right, we should.

      I like your jeans leg basket idea, very clever!

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  2. How very cute and clever! I can't wait to whip up a few. Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. You're welcome Nora, they were fun to make.

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  3. This is very cute. When you print the pattern do you print it on 8-1/2x11 paper?

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    1. Lara, Yes it goes on 8 1/2" x 11" paper, it's just a little smaller than the actual paper size.

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  4. I love love love these! You are a genius! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Holley, if I know you you'll have 20 of them made by morning. :)

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  5. What an adorable idea!! I am SEW making these for camping, the kitchen, sewing/craft room, bathroom, laundry area.............& will probably make more, LOTS more for gifties for my Bunco Babes!! Thank you SEW much Jennifer & have Fun, Safe, Blessed travels!!!

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    1. Glad you like them Chelle, Have fun making them!

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  6. Great idea and so cute too!! Thank you!

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  7. thank you for sharing, you are very generous with your talents! these little baskets are too stinkin' cute! bet my grand boys would love to see these hanging from their bedroom door knobs made out of spider man fabric.

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  8. What a wonderful idea! I'm going to hang one by my sewing area as a thread catcher, too! And I'm going to make a bunch for my family and their cell phones :) Thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. So cute, thanks for sharing. I am having difficulty printing and am trying to piece it together. Is the bottom half the same distance from the indent as the top half?

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  10. I saw your tutorial on SewCanShe and loved the cute hanging baskets. Your blog is so bright and cheerful too and am now following you via bloglovin. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. May end up with one on just about every doorknob since I'm always forgetting *something* on the way out the door.

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  12. How cute. I think this will be great to hang off my little boys' bedroom door knob and put lovely things for them to find in the morning when they wake up ... little notes, little surprises :) ~ Mariane

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  13. Love the idea, and as a beginner to sewing { after a break of 40 years } I wonder if I could make & sell some of these at a summer fete on behalf of my Mother's care home please ? Found you on pinterest .

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  14. Thanks for the tutorial , the basket is so cute .
    I made one for myself , there is picture of it in my blog.
    Eva

    Eva

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  15. Lovely little baskets. The small, simple things are often the most useful. Thank you for this tutorial, and for sharing your skills. Best wishes, Eileen.

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  16. Now this has to be the cutest and most clever made basket I have seen in decades. Thank you for sharing your idea. What type of interfacing did you use. Thanks

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