SO! 30 minutes till this is done. You can do it!
When you open up the project link, you’ll be able to download a pdf with directions on it.
I highly recommend printing them out.
Load your fabric onto your pink mat, make sure your fabric pen is in it’s place, and the rotary blade installed in your Maker. Design Space is really good about reminding you to do all these things as well. Goodness knows *I* need reminding.
A note on the fabric: you’ll want to put your fabric face down on your mat for cutting as it’s going to be marked up a bit. Smooth it as best you can to lay completely flat on the mat.
The rotary blade is what makes the Cricut Maker special!
You’ll end up with three pieces of fabric when you’re done: the outside (our white piece), the inside (the red piece), and a piece of stabilizer that you won’t see at all when the project is done. From here, you’re best off following the directions you printed; I had zero problems with them! I think it is SO cool how the Cricut Maker also puts the handy sewing marks in for you with the fabric marker while it’s cutting. If you’ve ever sewn anything from a pattern, you can appreciate this!
Cricut was nice enough to send one of their sewing sets. Stylish tools definitely make crafting more fun! I used the Cricut pin cushion and straight pins to pin the front and back together per the instructions.
Love these sleek fabric scissors! Totally going to hide them from my kids and husband…
After stitching around the edges with a 1/4 inch seam–this part is important otherwise the stabilizer won’t fit!–cut the corners off before turning the project inside out. There is a slit in the middle of the outside (white polka dot) fabric that will make this convenient.
You’ll have to coax the stabilizer into your project through the aforementioned slit. It’ll take a minute or two but I promise it fits! I gave it a quick iron after I fit the stabilizer inside the fabric. Then, you’ll run a quick top stitch around the outside edges of the project.
The fabric marker does a really great job of laying out where you need to put the grommets and where you need to apply a little iron to ensure a good bend in the sides of your basket, as you can see in one of the first photos up there.
Now you’ll just need to fold up your sides and thread the ribbon through the grommets and make a bow.
These baskets are really perfect for personalizing. I used “sweet” for my hot cocoa basket, you can grab the already welded graphic here. Use glitter or foil iron on vinyl to put a little sparkle on your basket. Two minutes with the Cricut EasyPress to apply your vinyl, and you’ll be done.
The baskets are darling without personalization, too. And they can be filled with so many things!!
Don’t forget to pin this Easy DIY Fabric Gift Basket project for later!
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