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We are quickly approaching the holiday season! There always seems to be a million gifts to hand out this time of year, and it’s always a challenge to come up with something creative and cute that you really thing the recipient is going to love. While perusing all the great projects in the Cricut Design Space, I found this great pattern for an easy DIY Fabric Gift Basket. With my super handy Cricut Maker machine, they are so simple to make. Each one only took about 30 minutes, even if your sewing skills are rudimentary like mine.
A seamstress I’m not–thankfully, this pattern only called for a few straight lines, which I could totally handle. I used a package of Cricut’s fabric, which wasn’t Christmas-y by itself, but with a few accents the fabric made baskets that could serve the season and be useful later on.
The little bows on the baskets are such a perfect touch! And they give the baskets structure.
A totally added by me element to this pattern–some sparkly iron on to customize the hot cocoa gift! I’ve got a really fabulous recipe for Non-Dairy Hot Chocolate. I make it in huge batches every winter for the family and they may or may not cheer when I start scooping it into the hot cocoa jar. My 20-year old and still going strong banana bread recipe would also be great nestled in one of these baskets.
Gotta love the amazing patterns the Cricut fabric comes in! Bonus: it comes already cut to fit the Cricut mats.
The blue fabric was also a favorite. You don’t have to use these baskets for gifts; they’ll be equally darling as holiday decor.
materials for easy diy fabric baskets
One of the things that makes the Cricut Maker SO super amazing is the ability to download patterns directly to machine WHERE IT CUTS IT OUT FOR YOU! I never really got into sewing all that much because the paper pattern things rather annoyed me. Simplicity has a partnership with Cricut and they are offering loads of patterns you can download from Cricut Design Space and never have to touch a piece of pattern tissue paper. This particular fabric basket pattern is one you’ll have to purchase, but it’s worth it!
I did have to go pick up a grommet tool for this project, but it was only a couple bucks and I’ll be using it again now that I have one. Probably to make a lot more gift baskets.
If you can find a thick stabilizer that has fusible sides (that means you can iron it to the fabric) it’s better than the sew-in only type.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Cricut designer fabric in rockstar (buy it here)
- Heavy weight stabilizer (buy it here)
- Cricut washable fabric marker (buy it here)
- 8 grommets (buy them here) and a grommet tool if you need one (buy it here)
- Cricut iron on vinyl in foil or glitter, optional (buy it here)
- Simplicity gift basket pattern (click here)
On the next page, I’ll walk you through making the project!