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.
Diy Valentine 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 see how to applique this heart free applique template and the how-to:
The Story Behind This Diy Valentine Basket
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!
We’re filling it with small gifts, this clay bracelet my daughter made, and a few other DIY items. It will make a great Valentines gift!
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.
I posted a tutorial and a template for this basket – the template is free for all newsletter subscribers. Visit the sewing tutorial HERE.
UPDATE: SEWING PATTERN
The sewing pattern is available for FREE to all new subscribers to AppleGreen Cottage who sign up at this link.
If you’re already a subscriber, use your freebie code (at the bottom of every newsletter) to get the pattern for free from the shop.
No time to start sewing right now? Save it for later:
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? Sneak peek here:
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!
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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!