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Weave a Fabric Basket


Using this technique you can use any fabric you choose. All you really need is a can and some fabric. Great to help organize small items with a decorative touch.
weave a fabric basket, crafts
Make the bottom with a knitting loom close to the size of the diameter of your can.
Weave the bottom with a knitting loom
Weave the bottom with a knitting loom
Wrap your can with the fabric of your choice securing with knots.
Wrap can with your fabric strips
Wrap can with your fabric strips
Loop strips to the basket bottom.
Loop strips to the woven basket bottom
Loop strips to the woven basket bottom
Weave up the sides of the can with the same strips you attached to the bottom.
Weave up the side, creating your basket
Weave up the side, creating your basket
Attach one last fabric strip to the top of the basket by looping all woven strips around it.
Loop weaving strips around top fabric strip
Loop weaving strips around top fabric strip
Finish the top off with two rows of alternating knots.
Finish the top off with two rows of knots
Finish the top off with two rows of knots
Remove the basket from the can, trim excess and enjoy. If your can had a lid, place it in the bottom of your basket for added durability and prevent objects from slipping through.
weave a fabric basket, crafts
Enjoy your basket. Make one with different colors of strips. Using this technique you can incorporate several different colors or just a couple of strips for a touch of color.
Add a different color here or there
Add a different color here or there
Or really go crazy with all your favorite colors.
Go crazy with color!
Go crazy with color!
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3 comments
  • Miriam I
    on Sep 6, 2015

    That's so cool! I've never seen this technique before.

    • Southern Sky Studio
      on Sep 6, 2015

      @Miriam I Thanks Miriam, it seemed like it helped to have something solid behind the weaving to help it keep it's shape.

  • Z
    on Sep 7, 2015

    These are so cute. I especially like the multi colored one with the fringe. Very creative.

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