20 Free Fabric Basket Patterns that are Fast and Easy!

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Organize your space with fabric baskets… sewing them is fast and easy! Here are my 20 favorite free fabric basket sewing patterns and sewing tutorials. A handmade basket makes the perfect gift too – whether you fill it with something else or not.

Here are some of my favorite uses for handmade baskets:

  • organizing thread and sewing notions
  • use as a fabric box for fat quarters or scraps
  • bigger baskets can hold stuffed animals and toys
  • place different kinds of snacks inside and keep in the car for after school
  • fill with a loaf of bread and a jar of jam (or some homemade cookies) to give to a neighbor or teacher
  • organize bathroom items to keep your counter tidy
  • stuff with candy or handmade treats to surprise someone who needs some love!

And… if Easter is just around the corner: don’t turn down the chance to make your own Easter gift baskets. If you’ve noticed them lining store shelves lately, you have seen that just about any container can pass for an Easter basket these days. So why not sew a cute basket that your kid or grandkid can use to organize their bedroom later?

Here are my 20 favorite free DIY Fabric Basket patterns:


These are the easiest baskets to sew EVER and are perfect for beginners. Plus you can make them with leftover 10’’ squares of fabric and they make great gifts.


This square basket with handles is also super easy to make and guess what – it’s a perfect gift basket too!

This Pocket Pod Basket Pattern will help you organize things in every room in the house! I love these storage pods in my sewing room for notions and tools. They make great craft containers and look adorable on a peg board, in the living room, and on a bedroom nightstand.


My Perfect Rectangle Basket has dressmaker’s boning in the corners to help it stand up even when it’s empty!


Weave a basket with fabric strips! This one has easy leather handles but you can make your own handles too.


Nothing is better for organizing tools on the wall than a pegboard. Make your pegboard or other space more functional with these cute little organizing baskets.

My friend Melissa made some similar pegboard baskets but she used embroidery hoops.


Annie’s Petit Four Baskets are a winner any day and I’ll share some tips for making them even better.


Ayumi’s fabric basket tutorial is the first basket I ever sewed. I think I fell for the patchwork! And then I was hooked on sewing baskets.


My Fat Quarter Sized Fold Up Baskets are very cute and I think the name explains it all. You need just a fat quarter of fabric for each side, and they fold up for easy storage when not in use. I also show you different stitches to use for finishing the edges.

When the FQ sized baskets were so handy and popular, I enlarged the pattern to make big IKEA cubby sized baskets. Even better!


After that I got carried away sewing mini baskets that sew together!


The DIY Walker Caddy is a basket that hangs on a walker – what a blessing!


Organize your silverware drawer (or notions cupboard) with these cute organizing baskets from the our friend Ayumi.


Hang triple baskets on your wall with this easy hanging organizer pattern.


I don’t think many will disagree with me that the Miracle Caddy free sewing pattern is the ultimate basket!

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Heidi Staples Pixie Basket tutorial is another one of my favorites. I love her slightly different Pixie Cup pattern too!


If you are looking for more wall storage, these hanging fabric baskets might be just the thing. Top stitch some chalkboard fabric to the outside for labels that you can change as needed.


Amy Smart’s cute basket pattern is perfect for Easter… or anytime!


If you want to try a basket with lots of pockets and snaps to close… check out the Amazing A-Frame Organizer free sewing pattern.


Does a fabric bowl count for a basket? I think so! Learn how to sew fabric-covered rope bowls and baskets of all sizes.


And I love how Minki Kim lets the lining of her basket show on the outside like trim!

Happy sewing everyone!


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  1. I love the Baskets I am new at sewing and I love it thank you so much for your patterns they are heavily

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