This DIY fabric basket is a great scrap fabric project, perfect for beginners! Sew a fabric storage basket in under an hour, 2 sizes to choose from! It even has handles! An enjoyable project that makes a great gift. This post contains affiliate links.
Looking for a sturdy fabric basket? You might also like my DIY fabric box made out of diaper boxes!
I was recently invited to a diaper shower. I absolutely loved receiving diapers when I had newborns. They really are THE most practical gift and are appreciated by all new moms, BUT….they can be a little on the boring side to give! Especially at a diaper shower when EVERYONE came with a package of diapers.
Since I really enjoy making homemade gifts I decided to add a homemade touch to this gift: a quick and easy fabric basket. Second to diapers, a cute basket or storage bins make great gifts for new moms.
I had so much fun making this DIY fabric basket and it is a great scrap fabric and fat quarter project. I can’t wait to make more. This is a great project for using up scrap fabric. As you can see, I pieced several different types of cotton fabric together from my scrap bag. I used a solid cream for the lining fabric on the inside of the basket.
The size I made holds 25 size-one diapers and some extra diaper-changing supplies like a travel package of wipes, baby powder, and diaper cream. When the diapers are gone, the new mommy can use this basket to store other baby needs.
You can also give a fabric basket along with a larger package of diapers to use as a refill.
I added some quilted detailing…because I like quilting everything, but it isn’t necessary. You can simply sew the fabric pieces together from a fat quarter of fabric, fabric scraps, or use a solid fabric for the entire basket.
DIY Fabric Basket Tutorial
The fabric basket pattern comes in two sizes. I made the larger version. A big thank you to the Pink Penguin for the great instructions and step-by-step tutorial!
Wouldn’t a fabric basket be perfect for storing toys, hair accessories, socks, or burp cloths? I can think of probably a dozen uses in the nursery alone. Or in my kitchen or office or craft room. It’s the perfect size for storing sewing supplies, fabric scraps, or even candy. How cute would this be as an Easter basket? I love baskets and have them all over my house—just ask my husband. Be sure to also check out this small Fabric Basket with an Easy Close Drawstring Tutorial another great baby shower gift!