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Fabric bread basket

Crafter's Companion – 18/01/20

If you’ve ever dreamed about laying out a magnificent breakfast, complete with cereals, spreads and a basket of freshly toasted bread, let this project help you get one step closer to that image! By following along with this step-by-step, you’ll be able to produce an easy bread basket that you can use for a variety of occasions.

This is a very simple project and doesn’t require many materials, so give it a go and make it your own!

You will need:

  • Two fat quarters
  • Thermal interfacing
  • Ribbon or lace


Use a 0.6cm (0.25″) allowance throughout the project.

Cutting instructions:

  • Cut two squares – 13.77″ x 13.77″
  • Thermal interfacing cut one square – 13.77″ x 13.77″

Step 1

Adhere the thermal interfacing on to the back of your outer pieces.

Step 2

Trim the ribbon into eight 2″ strips. Position 2″ in along each corner edge. Sew in place, ensuring the ribbons are facing into the panel.

Step 3

Place lining fabric panels right sides together and stitch (including ribbon ties). Leave a 2.5″ gap at the base for turning through.

Step 4

Top stitch, capturing the ‘gap’ to seal the entire cover.

Step 5

Tie the bows on each corner of the bread basket to finish.

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