I’m in the middle of a master closet re-organization. Of course, it involves purging clothing and shoes and making some “tough” calls on whether or not I’m actually going to use that purse I can’t remember when I last took it out. It’s hard to let go, isn’t it?!
But more important, I want my closet to be a place I want to step into when still in the fog of sleep.
My quest for “pretty” started with redoing cloth-lined baskets. Not having the time, or frankly the interest, to sew custom basket liners, I found an easy way to get this done. And NO sew!
diy no sew cloth basket liners
I can usually get by with my basic sewing skills. But for this project, why sew when I can use the great no sew tools all the craft companies have invented?!
No Sew Basket Liner Supplies
– Fabric (I’m a fan of Fabric.com – great variety, unique patterns, lower prices)
– Iron On Hem Tape
– Heat-n-Bond Tape
– Tape measure or ruler
– Fabric scissors
– Straight pins
How to make no sew basket liners
Since I was redoing a variety of wicker baskets I already had, I gave them a coat of white spray paint. I wanted them to look cohesive.
If your basket already has a liner (as mine did), measure this.
With your length in mind, determine the width of the liner. I went with a width of 6″. Add 1-2″ to the length for the fabric for an overlap.
Friendly Tip: If your basket doesn’t have an existing basket liner, skip step #2 and #4. Instead, use a hot glue gun or fabric glue — my fave tool — to secure your fabric liner to the inside of the basket.
I began to pin the fabric at the back of the basket — the side that wouldn’t show. I lined up the fabric so it would cover the existing liner with enough to fold into the inside of the basket.
I simply went around the basket, pining the fabric. When I got back to where I started, I folded the raw edge of the fabric over and overlapped it with the end I started with.
HOW TO secure the cloth liner to the basket
With the fabric pinned, I applied the Iron-On Hem Tape to the outside raw edge of the liner. You can leave the liner on the basket, laying it down on your ironing surface or remove the liner from basket — whatever’s easiest for you.
Use Heat-n-Bond Tape to now secure your custom liner to the existing basket liner. I found it easy enough to keep the liner on the basket, lay the basket down on its side on my surface and iron.
And there you have it — no sew custom basket liners to match your decor or style! Easily done in an afternoon. What no sew hacks have you created?