Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:00 AM
Canvas storage baskets are a popular item at most high-end decor stores, but spending upwards of $100 isn't always doable. Learn how to whip up your own version in the perfect fabric to match your home.

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  • Printed canvas fabric
  • Solid canvas fabric
  • Scissors
  • Fabric tape measure or ruler
  • Fabric marking pen
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron


allParenting canvas storage baskets step 1

Cut out 2 rectangles from the printed canvas fabric that are the exact same size. Sew the 2 rectangles together along the sides and bottom with the printed side facing inward.

allParenting canvas storage baskets step 2

Flatten out the 2 bottom corners of the fabric. Measure down from the point of the fabric and use the fabric marking pen and ruler to draw a line across the fabric.

allParenting canvas storage baskets step 3

Sew along the 2 lines, then use scissors to trim away any excess fabric. Repeat steps 1 through 3 using the solid color canvas fabric. Make sure that the solid fabric is cut and sewn to the exact same dimensions as the printed fabric.

allParenting canvas storage baskets step 4

For both pieces of fabric, fold down the top of the fabric 1 inch and press it with the iron to create a crease.

allParenting canvas storage baskets step 5

Turn the printed fabric right-side out and place the solid fabric inside the printed fabric with right-sides facing in. Line up the edges of the fabric and sew along the top edge of the basket to keep the 2 layers of fabric together. Repeat these steps to make any additional fabric baskets, then fill your baskets with toys, magazines or whatever else you would like to store.

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