DIY No Sew Cloth Basket Liners

INSIDE: How to make DIY no sew basket liners for everyday storage basket solutions.

DIY No Sew Basket Cloth Liner | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI’m in the middle of a master closet re-organization. Of course, it involves purging clothing and shoes and making some “tough” calls on whether or not I’m actually going to use that purse I can’t remember when I last took it out. It’s hard to let go, isn’t it?!

But more important, I want my closet to be a place I want to step into when still in the fog of sleep.

My quest for “pretty” started with redoing cloth-lined baskets. Not having the time, or frankly the interest, to sew custom basket liners, I found an easy way to get this done. And NO sew!

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diy no sew cloth basket liners

I can usually get by with my basic sewing skills. But for this project, why sew when I can use the great no sew tools all the craft companies have invented?!

No Sew Basket Liner Supplies
Fabric (I’m a fan of – great variety, unique patterns, lower prices)
Iron On Hem Tape
Heat-n-Bond Tape
– Tape measure or ruler
– Fabric scissors
– Straight pins
– Iron
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How to make no sew basket liners

Since I was redoing a variety of wicker baskets I already had, I gave them a coat of white spray paint. I wanted them to look cohesive.
Make no sew custom fabric basket liners
Step #1:
If your basket already has a liner (as mine did), measure this.

With your length in mind, determine the width of the liner. I went with a width of 6″. Add 1-2″ to the length for the fabric for an overlap.

Friendly Tip: If your basket doesn’t have an existing basket liner, skip step #2 and #4. Instead, use a hot glue gun or fabric glue — my fave tool — to secure your fabric liner to the inside of the basket.

Step #2:
I began to pin the fabric at the back of the basket — the side that wouldn’t show. I lined up the fabric so it would cover the existing liner with enough to fold into the inside of the basket.

I simply went around the basket, pining the fabric. When I got back to where I started, I folded the raw edge of the fabric over and overlapped it with the end I started with.
Make no sew custom fabric basket liners

HOW TO secure the cloth liner to the basket

Step #3:
With the fabric pinned, I applied the Iron-On Hem Tape to the outside raw edge of the liner. You can leave the liner on the basket, laying it down on your ironing surface or remove the liner from basket — whatever’s easiest for you.
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Step #4:
Use Heat-n-Bond Tape to now secure your custom liner to the existing basket liner. I found it easy enough to keep the liner on the basket, lay the basket down on its side on my surface and iron.

And there you have it — no sew custom basket liners to match your decor or style! Easily done in an afternoon. What no sew hacks have you created?

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59 thoughts on “DIY No Sew Cloth Basket Liners

  1. Carrie This Home says:

    A no-sew no-stress project? Yes please! I love how easy you made this and how pretty it is! Baskets like that would be perfect for my laundry room. Now I just have to get the time to do it 😉

    • DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

      Agree! They look so much better; not sure why it’s taken me this long to tackle this project! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Kim says:

    I really like these. My husband is the king of containers but I’m trying to get him out of the habit of buying tacky white plastic ones. I might have to demonstrate how much better a basket could look.

  3. Ashleigh says:

    Thanks for sharing this on Peace, Love, Link-up #001!

    Stop on by for the next link-up, Friday the 8th and share any other projects you are working on : )

  4. JaneEllen says:

    I sew also but first have to clean up rest of stuff preventing me from getting to my sewing machine. So until that happens (no breath holding please) your no sew basket liners will be just what I need. Have lots of pieces of scrap fabric hanging around so will use some of it implementing your excellent tutorial. So glad you shared this project. Have really nice Sunday
    Printing this out or I forget where or if I pinned it, much easier to print out. put in sewing projects folder,(then just pray can find sewing folder).

  5. Julie says:

    I tend to almost always go for the sew option, rather than no sew. I think I’m actually more scared of not sewing – I realise that is the opposite of most people. This is pretty and looks easy to though, maybe one day I’ll be tempted to step away from my sewing machine and venture into the world of iron on tape!

  6. LydiaF says:

    Great project! I forget about the iron on hem tape and try to find the double sided interfacing. Hem tape is perfect for this project…it looks great! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg!

  7. Debrashoppeno5 says:

    These are so pretty. I like to sew but there are times when the no sew way is the thing. I will certainly give this a try as I have some wire baskets that I want to make liners for.

  8. debbie says:

    Simply beautiful! I got a little confused when I was reading about the supplies and thought you were making a no sew basket to repair clothes in your master closet 🙂 ! That would be a good idea as well.

  9. Donella says:

    Oh, pinned this one! I love the look of lined baskets, but I can’t sew a straight hem to save my life. This no-sew option is great. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

  10. Jen says:

    You are speaking my language on no-sew here! This is such a cute idea and I have tons of things that need new basket homes! #happynowlinkup

  11. [email protected] says:

    Victoria, I have that exact same fabric in one of our guest bedrooms ~ I made the big Euro pillows and a throw at the end of each bed. I bought a ton of extra fabric so I now have a place to use it. Thanks for the how~to project.

    • DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

      Small world, Carol! I originally bought (too much) fabric years ago for my then toddler daughter’s room. Years later, I’m finally finding ways to use it all up. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Gentle Joy Homemaker says:

    I love this idea! These baskets can be so handy… and how nice to be able to personalize them also. 🙂

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