How To Make Straps For Hanging Baskets

Learn how to make straps for hanging baskets. As promised, here's the tutorial for the hanging strap template, enabling you to turn all your regular bins into cute multi-tasking wall hanging bins. The free sewing pattern is available to all new subscribers to AppleGreen Cottage who sign up at this link. Scroll down to get your own free copy!


How to make straps for hanging baskets and how to turn DIY baskets into wall hanging baskets and bins.

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You can use this strap tutorial for any projects you'd need it for, off course. However, originally, I made it as part of the hanging basket tutorial. I'm showing it on a separate page to prevent a long download time due to a lot of step-by-step images here. (Nobody likes it when opening a webpage takes like forever, right?) Now quickly back to sewing:

You'll Need:


  • 1 piece of 6 x 2.75 inch (15.5cm x 7cm) midweight cotton or home decor fabric (same as the basket fabric!)
  • 1 piece same size cotton for lining
  • 1 piece same size fusible fleece (or any other type of interfacing you prefer)
  • coordinating sewing thread
  • sewing machine, iron, scissors or rotary cutter+mat, pins, ruler
  • one set of KAM snaps pieces (4 pieces: 2 caps and a socket and a stud piece)
  • KAM snap pliers (best get them in a set)
  • an awl

How to make straps for hanging baskets and how to turn DIY baskets into wall hanging baskets and bins.

The FINAL (straightened) hanging strap size is 2 inch wide by 5 inch long (when sewn in).


Your FREE TEMPLATE

This is the template for the small hanging basket to help you along the way. If you subscribe to Applegreen Cottage newsletter at THIS link, you'll get the Fabric Hanging Basket Template for FREE. Here: 

How to make a fabric hanging basket and a free sewing pattern- a fun beginner sewing project.

NOTE TO ALL MY CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS: pls email me if you haven't yet downloaded your free copy, I will be happy to send it to you by email.



For anyone who'd prefer not to subscribe for the newsletter, you can still purchase this pattern at this link  in my Craftsy shop.



How To Make A Strap For Hanging Baskets

- Tutorial




1) Using your template, cut out 3 pieces of fabric:
  • 1 piece from outer fabric
  • 1 from lining fabric, and
  • 1 piece out of fusible fleece /stabilizer.

2) Using your iron and a piece of cloth, apply stabilizer to the wrong side of the outer fabric.

how to make hanging straps and a free sewing pattern
3) Place the lining and outer fabric right-sides-together. Then stitch around, leaving one side open (the side opposite the slanted end). You'll need that for turning.

how to make hanging straps and a free sewing pattern
4) Turn the piece inside-out, using a chopstick, a point turner tool, or something else that is not sharp. (You don't want to poke a hole into the fabric.)


how to make hanging straps and a free sewing pattern
5) This is the flap-form piece. Now we'll add the KAM snaps.


First, make sure you have all four parts of a KAM snaps set

  • 2 caps. They will be installed on top of the outer fabric layer. See the image below.
  • 1 socket piece
  • 1 stud piece

Get your KAM pliers and the awl ready.


How to make straps for hanging baskets
6) Use the marks on the PDF template or choose your own place to pierce the holes for KAM snaps. Use your awl and pierce two small holes through all layers, just to allow the cap prong through. 

NOTE:

  • On the SLANTED end of the FLAP: use 1 cap + 1 stud piece
  • On the other (unfinished) end of the FLAP: use 1 cap + 1 socket piece

You'll recognize the stud piece as it is flat on one side. 

How to make straps for hanging baskets
7) First, push the cap pin from the front side to the back through the hole.

How to make straps for hanging baskets
6) Then place the stud piece onto the cap pin from the other side of the fabric.


How to make straps for hanging baskets
7) Using your KAM pliers, squeeze the two pieces firmly together. The plastic cap pin will get flattened, holding the snap together.


How to make straps for hanging baskets
8) Repeat on the other side of the flap, this time using a cap + socket piece.


How to make straps for hanging baskets
Place them together, align, and squeeze using your KAM  pliers.

How to make straps for hanging baskets

9) Here, finished!
How to make straps for hanging baskets
The strap is finished and ready to be attached to your sewing project.

How to make straps for hanging baskets and how to turn DIY baskets into wall hanging baskets and bins.


NOTE: Instead of KAM snaps, you could also use a button on one side and make a button hole on the other side, but these snaps are so much quicker! Attached in no time. And I had to pick up my kids from daycare, so - sorry, buttons. Some other time. :)



The strap can be used on any basket you want to transform into a hanging basket. Feel free to check out two of my popular bin patterns you can use with the strap:

KAIA mini bin pattern. It's one of my most popular patterns:

DIY Mini Fabric Bin - just the cutest little bin to sew! It's an easy beginner sewing project. Get your PDF pattern on Craftsy.


Or, if you prefer the scalloped top, this one:

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