How to Upcycle Fabric Storage Baskets
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How to Upcycle Fabric Storage Baskets

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

Upcycle old fabric baskets and pots with this simple embroidery technique to create a ditsy daisy pattern with raffia and ribbon for a textured floral look. The DIY design gives you a great way to create personalised home storage that’ll brighten up any room.

Project and instructions by Becki Clark.

You will need

select your items and add them to your basket below.


How to make

You Will Also Need:

- Tightly woven basket (this can be hemp, jute, linen, etc.)

Step 1

This technique will work across any fabric basket/pot holder, just be sure that it is tightly woven fabric so that it offers a dense surface to work across.

Step 2

Thread your large darning needle (I used an size 18) just as you would a sewing needle with the raffia. Pull it out so that you have a thick width to work with and begin stitching your daises by stitching equal length long stitches out from your centre point.

Step 3

Stitch your petal lines so that they have identical opposite petals, working eight petals in total from your centre and pulling the raffia to keep it wide on each stitch.

Step 4

Repeat stitching your daisies with the white raffia across your basket, leaving an equal space between each floral motif.

Step 5

Once you're happy with your floral shapes, you can add the centres using the yellow ribbon.

Thread the same needle and pull it through the top of centre of the floral and bottom of the centre to create a 1cm floral centre.

You can tie the ribbon at the back in a knot and trim to keep tidy.

Step 6

All that's left to do is add a plant or your storage items of choice, and display the basket in pride of place in your home.

Fabric Storage Basket

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