No-sew fabric baskets are fun to make, are great for organizing all the little things around your home … and would be a pretty Easter basket too!
Choose fabrics to match your home, the holiday or to create a splash of pretty colour.
What you’ll need:
1.8 m non stretch cotton cut or ripped into 15cm (6″) strips for your center fabric
1.2m craft cottons of your choosing cut or ripped into 4cm (1.5″) strips for your coiling fabric
1. Bunch your center fabric together tightly at an end. Place an end of your first strip of coiling fabric right side out and at a right angle to your center fabric approximately 10cms (4″) from the bunched end and wrap around center fabric. Tightly wrap the coiling fabric around it’s own loose end and continue to wrap on an angle down your center fabric. Now you’re coiling!
2. Once you have approximately 15cms (6″) done, turn this coiled end toward itself and begin to coil around loose end of center fabric. After coiling 8cms (3″) coil one single time in the opposite direction you are wrapping through the hole you’ve created then continue to coil center fabric as you were doing previously. This is your first basket weave.
3. Continue to coil and weave through centre oval once every 8cms (3″) until it becomes a flat spiral shape. At this point you will be approaching the end of your first strip of coil fabric. To add another, simply lay the last bit of previous coiling fabric flat against center fabric and lay new coiling fabric flat in same position as previous. Coil around both pulling tightly to be sure they don’t come loose. Apply a similar technique when adding another center fabric strip: overlap the ends and coil extra tight.
4. Continue to follow this pattern of coiling and weaving until you’ve reached the desired circumference for the bottom of your basket. At any point you can now begin to hold your center fabric at a 45 degree angle as you weave to begin to build your sides. Continue on this angle until you’ve reached another point you’d like to change the shape again.
5. Coil and weave away! Continue on using strips and colour combinations in any pattern or order you like. Don’t worry about frayed ends, they add to the boho chic style of your finished product!
6. To finish your basket, cut end of last coiling fabric strip into two pieces and tie a double knot around last row of coil ensuring your center fabric in fully covered by the last wrap you’ve done. Now it’s ready to use!
Let imaginations run wild with these cute felt Deer, Fox and Raccoon mask patterns.
Gather the materials you will need for this project.
Cut out all the shapes from the pattern. Pin your paper outlines to the appropriate colour felt and cut around.
Layer and glue the pieces of felt on top of one another. Using the picture reference as a guide.
To tie the mask, you will need to measure out approximately two 15” pieces of ribbon. Glue each piece (on the back side) near the edge of the mask, around where the middle of the eye cut outs are. Once all your glue has dried, try your new felt mask on! If the ribbon is too long after tying a bow, cut off any excess.
Whether you’re off to the beach, the next soccer game or a picnic in the park, this Blanket Strap is a handy take-along for your blanket or towel. You could also use this as a stylish carry-all for your yoga mat! Make your own or as a gift and involve the kids in this simple project.
Make a quick, last minute DIY greeting card for a holiday party host, a neighbour or that special someone. It’s a simple no-sew project that the kids can help with … perfect for your new favourite holiday fabric.
Pre-heat dry iron to silk setting. Cut your material and section of HeatnBond to match the size of your silhouette image.
Place HeatnBond Ultrahold paper side up on wrong side of material. Glide iron across paper side of HeatnBond Ultrahold lightly for 1-2 seconds. Allow material to cool. Trace the silhouette image onto the paper side of the HeatnBond Ultrahold and cutout.
Peel off paper backing. Adhesive should appear milky in colour. Note: shiny clear adhesive is a sign of overheating which will cause an insufficient bond, at which point you’ll need to reapply HeatnBond Ultrahold.
Place material right side up in desired position on card and iron for 4-6 seconds (Note: adjust ironing time for heavier materials/using several layers). Remove any adhesive from your warm iron easily with a dry cloth.
Once cooled, now it’s time to add flare to your card. Get creative with ribbon, trim, sequins or fabric embellishments!
Feeling chilly? Make a fast and easy Fringed Poncho to throw over any outfit using no-sew fleece and a fringe ruler with a rotary cutter. Embellish with fancy trims and closures to create your own special style.
There are so many fleece solids and prints to choose from!
Featured: 3265017 | Tie Dye Mountain Fleece Prints | 100% polyester | 150cm
All stores have a wide variety of trims and closures … check out your local store for the complete selection.