How to Make No Sew Basket Liners

How to Make No Sew Basket Liners
How to Make No Sew Basket Liners
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From the blogger: "Get organized this year and store all your bits and bobs in store-bought storage baskets with a custom basket liner. Use fabric in colors that match your decor or fit with your personal style to create your own basket liner. And learn how to make these custom fabric liners without the use of a sewing machine. Encourage the kids to pick up toys or walk into a more organized closet when the baskets are "pretty"!"

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueNo Sew Project



Materials List

  • Store-bought basket
  • Fabric
  • Measuring tape + sewing scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Iron-on hem tape
  • Heat-n-Bond (or glue gun)

DIY Project Instructions

  1. Measure the length and width of the basket. Add a few extra inches to the width for the fabric overlap. Cut the fabric accordingly.

  2. Begin to pin the fabric onto the basket (if it already has a liner as mine did), starting at a side where the fabric overlap won't be visible. (Please refer to my site for how to secure the fabric to a basket that doesn't already have a liner.)

  3. Apply Iron-on Hem Tape to the raw edge of the fabric.

  4. Use Heat-n-Bond Tape to secure the fabric to the inside of the basket, assuming you are covering an existing basket liner. (Please refer to my site for how to secure the fabric to a basket that doesn't already have a liner.)

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Iron-on Hem tape makes this project take less time to complete. Perfect for beginner sewers or people with no sewing experience, this means you can still buy that pretty fabric you saw and use it to line your baskets. I don't know how much the tape costs but if you want something quick that will hold, then this perfect. You could use this idea to decoupage an old basket.

I never have enough storage baskets but the thought of having to sew a lining means most of my baskets remained unlined. Then I found this project today and have already been selecting fabrics from my ever growing collection of offcuts and left overs from other projects which, just like Marilyn B says below, is all just laying there. I'm also thinking that these would make a lovely and inexpensive gift.

Super idea! You can also just fold the fabric onto itself with the heat and bond or double sided web like stitch witchery which irons on, then apply. Alternatively, if there is no liner there already, you could use thicker button thread and a needle and do a simple sewing running stitch to the fabric and through the basket weave openings if open or large enough. I have fabric in several baskets, but it is just laying there! Now I have a great solution. Thank you for sharing!


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