Halloween Fabric Basket Tutorial

Halloween Fabric Basket Tutorial

By: Kreative Kymona

Hello everyone!! I’m back again with another cute sewing project for you. Are you ready for Halloween? I know it's months away, but since we’ve been on this stay at home order, days are combining with each other, and before you know it, Halloween will be here. I just hope we can celebrate it. With that said, I used a brand new fabric collection called Goose Tales by J. Wecker Frisch.

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I love this fabric basket. It’s beautiful and deep for all of the candy my niece will collect.

Let’s take about this fabric collection

Goose Tales was created by J. Wecker Frisch, a designer that I met last year when her Paperdoll collection was released. I actually won the entire set and bunch of other goodies in a contest. That was fun. I followed her ever since. This collection contains 24 different prints, 2-panel pieces, and 1 border stripe.

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Let’s dive into how to create your own fabric basket

Here's What You'll Need

Measuring & Cutting

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  • Cut one piece of outer fabric and one piece of the lining to 27 inches x 11.5 inches.
  • Cut one piece of interfacing to 26 inches x 10.5 inches.
  • Cut one piece of the outer fabric for the bottom of the handle to 23 inches x 3.75 inches.
  • Cut one piece of the lining fabric for the top of the handle to 23 inches x 2-3/8 inches.
  • Cut one piece of interfacing for the handle to 23 inches x 1-1/8 inches.
  • Cut 3 circles out of the outer, lining, and interfacing to 8-3/4 inches. (I used my Cricut Maker to cut the circles.)
picture of cut fabric

Constructing the Bag

The Handles

With right sides together, sew the outer fabric and the lining together on the long side using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Press the seam open.

Place the interfacing on the outer fabric piece close to the seam line. Fold the lining towards the seam. Fold the outer fabric towards the seam. Press.

Fold the lining fabric over the outer fabric, leaving an accent trim on both sides. Press. Pin and topstitch on both sides of the handle.

The Bag

Place the lining fabric right side down. Place the interfacing on top and iron in place. Fold the lining fabric right side together along the short side and sew straight down using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Press seams open.

Iron the circle fusible fleece to the wrong side of the circle lining fabric. Attach the bag base to the bag lining with pins. Sew a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Repeat the same steps for the outer fabric.

Place the outer piece inside the lining piece. Line the tops of both pieces and pin in place. Sew a 1/4 inch seam along the top, leaving about a 4-inch opening to turn the bag.

Pull the bag right side out through the opening. Push the basket down, making sure the bottom edges meet. Make sure the seams match and smooth the fabric out. Add 2 lines of topstitching to close the hole. Sew the handles in place. Sew a button on one side of the handle.

The bag is done!

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