Valentine Mini Fabric Basket

Making a Valentine mini fabric basket is a cheerful way to get ready for spring, isn't it?  Here's an inspiration for you, an easy craft project or a diy gift for Valentine's day. And, did you know this little basket is hiding something? NOT what one would think! Scroll down to see what! (UPDATE:) And scroll down to get your FREE sewing pattern. Just added it!

Valentine mini fabric basket - an easy Valentine sewing project. This diy small fabric bin is a great beginner sewing idea.

Valentine Mini Fabric Basket


Handy little storage baskets are always good to have. I have plenty of them in my craft room, child's room, kitchen and wherever I need to store little items. This time, in Valentine's colors! You can make your own Valentines baskets to brighten up either your place or someone else's heart. There's something so cheerful about these little hearts :) I hope this post will be an inspiration for you to go for an easy and cute Valentine's project.

First things first: see that pink heart applique? Make your own, and you don't even need a specialized embroidery machine. Your regular sewing machine will do just fine! Click through to this tutorial to get the the free template and the how-to:

Valentine mini fabric basket - an easy Valentine sewing project. This diy small fabric bin is a great beginner sewing idea.
Tutorial here.


Since I was used to living in small (and sometimes tiny!) apartments, I learnt that it's the tiny little things that accumulate and cause clutter with time. So I made tons of these little baskets, along with cardboard boxes, and they turned out to be an extremely efficient way to help me stay in control of my working desk, the kitchen counter, or the floor with no stepping on Legos (you might be laughing, but yes that's a thing!)

Two years ago, our family was lucky to move to a new home with tons of space. And guess what? That thing about the tiny items causing clutter - still so true! So I keep making the little fabric bins, sometimes out of need for another one, sometimes when I want to decorate a shelf or two, and often, very often, for presents. This one is meant as a Valentines gift. Turned out so cute, hasn't it!

Valentine mini fabric basket - an easy Valentine sewing project. This diy small fabric bin is a great beginner sewing idea.


We're filling it with small gifts, a clay bracelet my daughter made, and a few other DIY items. It will make a great Valentines gift!

Valentine mini fabric basket - an easy Valentine sewing project. This diy small fabric bin is a great beginner sewing idea.

You can make a few like these too. If you leave the top unfolded, it is tall, and folding the top allows you to adjust it according to your needs.

No time to start sewing right now? Save it for later:
Valentine mini fabric basket - an easy Valentine sewing project. This diy small fabric bin is a great beginner sewing idea.


SOMETHING HIDDEN HERE?


But I need to admit, this little bin is different from the ones I've been making so far. It is HIDING something. Yes, I added something in the process, and it totally makes it way better than a regular small storage baskets. Want to see what? Take a peek:

Valentine mini fabric basket - an easy Valentine sewing project. This diy small fabric bin is a great beginner sewing idea.


Yep, that part! I've added a tab piece and used a KAM snap to make a loop out of it.

When used as a regular desk shelf basket, the tab is hidden in the lining. See, I bet you haven't noticed it by now in the photos above! But when you run out of desktop space and need to hang it - bam! Just pull out the tab and press the KAM snaps together. Got a hook on the wall? A doorknob free? Even a closet door handle? There it goes! The power of tiny bins! 

Valentine mini fabric basket - an easy Valentine sewing project. This diy small fabric bin is a great beginner sewing idea.

A tutorial to make a hanging flap is coming soon. Depending on how much time I have to measure everything and then finalize a PDF template, I could even make it before the end of the week. Want to have a full-sized PDF template?


Want This Pattern For Free?


UPDATE: I've just posted the sewing pattern and the tutorial to make this hanging basket. The free sewing pattern is available to all new subscribers to AppleGreen Cottage who sign up at this link.







Happy (early) Valentine!




If you like sewing cute little bins, check out another pattern - this one. It's one of my most popular patterns in the shop:


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

13 comments:

  1. Just adorable, Damjana, and a super clever idea to add the hanging strap.

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  2. Great project - looking forward to the pdf tutorial - thanks :)

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    1. Thanks Lesley,

      you've caught me in the act - I'm working on images in the pdf file right now :D
      Have a great day,

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  3. I love it!
    Can’t wait for the pdf template. You’re the best

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  4. Is the link working? Is not working for me.

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    1. Jacki,

      thank you so much for alerting me - I updated the link and it should be working now. Have a great day,

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  5. Awesome as always!! Can't wait to try and make one of these... I'm sure the tutorial is as amazing as all of yours Damjana... Sending hugs from Zagreb :)

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    1. Hi Maja,

      eeep, you here on the website again! Happy to hear from you, and xoxo back to ZG.

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  6. So cute! And I love the way it hangs.

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