A Handmade Christmas – Gift Ideas #5 of 12 – Fabric Baskets & Bins

quiltshopgal top 12 favorite tutorials for christmas giftsFabric baskets are wonderful to have around your home, as well as to make and give as gifts.  They are excellent to help us organize around our home, as well as in our sewing rooms, but they also make excellent gifts filled with baked treat, just about any handmade item, or anything you may want to fit inside.  One of my favorite stories that I’ve heard for making fabric baskets came from a friend who belongs to a Christmas Cookie Exchange group where the event wasn’t so much about the cookies, but the unique baskets that were exchanged.  She was making beautiful Christmas Fabric Baskets for her cookies that year and they were so lovely.

Today, I’m delighted to showcase three of my favorite tutorials for fabric baskets.  Of course, I think these beautiful baskets would be lovely made in Christmas fabrics, but in all honesty they’d look great in any fabric you want to use:

Bev of Flamingo Toes has a Simple & Sweet 30 Minute Fabric Basket tutorial, to make a good size fabric basket.

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Christina McKinney shared a tutorial for  three sizes of sweet Fabric Bins on the Birch Fabrics blog.


Connie of Freemotion by the River has an excellent Fabric Baskets tutorial that really shows off two fabrics.



Connie also shares inspirational projects on her blog, many have free tutorials.\, including her Christmas Tree Mug Rug:


Connie is also a designer who has many wonderful patterns for sale, but these caught my attention as I think they’d also be perfect for making items to decorate your home for the holidays, as well as for gifts, but her beautiful  applique’ deer just speaks holiday happiness to me.

Log Cabin Deer (pillow & mug rug)


What are you handmaking for Christmas this year?

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