These easy fabric bags have a multitude of uses: here they make super-cute plant holders
You will need
- Sewing machine
- 2 pieces of fabric 40cm x 50cm (use two different fabrics if you want a contrasting fold-down top).
- 2 pieces of fabric for the base, approx 16cm in diameter. These need to be the same as the basket fabric.
- Sew the inside and outside fabric pieces together at the top (lengthways) making sure the good sides are facing each other. Sew about half a centimetre in from the edge.
- Turn fabric back the other way so both good pieces of fabric are facing out and iron flat. This will create a nice top edge.
- Fold fabric in half short-ways (so you have a rounded shape), with the outside of the basket fabric on the inside and sew down the edge.
- You will now have a tube with openings at both ends.
- Take both pieces of the round base fabric and pin these together onto the bottom of the bag (the unsewn end) ready to sew.
- Slowly sew the round based fabric to the base of the bag with a sewing machine, ensuring the base fabric is facing the right way.
- Turn bag inside out and fold down top to desired height.
TIP: Use a heavyweight fabric for this project, as it will give your bucket more structure. We used coloured denim for the outside and drill fabric for the inside.
Created by: Vanessa Nouwens
Photography by: Melanie Jenkins
Interior Designer: Vanessa Nouwens