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{DIY} A new basket

by Elsa
Basket for wipes, La Casa Cactus

I told you that I would write the tutorial for another ype of basket for your homemade wipes. First, if you want to sew the wipes you can find the tutorial here and if you want to sew their washing bag, the tutorial is here.

This new basket is higher and can hold about 20 wipes.


Fabric and notions for your basket

2 squares of fabric, 40cm x 40cm (you may use Odicoat to waterproof your fabric cf.tutorial)

Thread, needle, interfacing if necessary, etc.

Very short list actually.



You will cut both your squares as instructed below:


Do as I wrote in the original tutorial but do not stitch the top yet.

Time to sew the slit

Mark the center on one of the sides and draw a rectangle around. The dimensions of the rectangle are up to you. The width should be between 1 and 2cm max whereas the length could be about 1/2 to 2/3 of the whole.



Stitch around the rectangle.


Now cut precisely the center of the rectangle and the V (in blue on the drawing). Get very close to the points of the V without cutting into the seamline. You should get something like that:


Now you can get back to the initial step to carry on your sewing.

Once the basket has been topstitched you can hand sew tiny stitches to get the little ‘collar points’ behave and stay down.

Here’s your new basket! Not so tricky, isn’t it?

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Margaux 24 April 2021 - 11 h 33 min

Hello!! Sorry but I do not understand where I need to do the line …in the centre of the square? And after I put together the 2 type of fabrics? Sorry I’m Italian and I didn’t understand well..maybe do you have a video of this tutorial? Thank you 🙂

Elsa 9 May 2021 - 11 h 11 min

I’m sorry to be late, but your comment was sent to the Spam section…So I don’t have a video tutorial (yet!) of this basket. You put your 2 fabrics together with right sides together. You draw your line on one of the ouside squares, one that will form a side of the basket (not the bottom). I hope that’s much easier to understand now.



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