Back to School Felt Storage Baskets with Kunin
Organizing never looked so good! Create these DIY Back to School Felt Storage Baskets with my favorite Kunin Premium Felt and some embroidery floss! Using just one sheet of Kunin Felt for each basket, this trio went together in just under an hour with the classic blanket stitch.
Here’s what you will need to create Back to School Felt Storage Baskets:
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- Kunin Premium™ Felt 12″ by 18″ Craft Cuts – Smoke (1 sheet per basket)
- DMC Embroidery Floss – Bright Green, Turquoise and Lavender
- Stabilo Aquarellable all surface pencil, white
- Scissors – I love these coated non-stick scissors by Westcott
- Scissor Sharpener
- Embroidery Needles
Here’s how to make Back to School Felt Storage Baskets:
Measure 4″ in from all four edges of the Kunin Premium™ Felt 12″ by 18″ Craft Cut, creating a grid.
Cut out the four squares at the four corners of the felt. I always make sure that I sharpen my scissors each time I cut felt or fabric.
Thread embroidery needle with all six strands of embroidery floss (yarn or ribbon would work as well) and then knot the end. Pinch corner seam together, lining up the side edges as well as the top edges. Pull the needle through the base of the seam and create one looped stitch.
Sew a blanket stitch up each of the four seams. The stitches will be on the outside of the storage baskets to create a fun accent and pop of color.
To finish the top edge, sew two to three basic loop stitches and then insert the needle just through one layer of felt. With the needle on the inside of the basket, sew through several stitches, pull the thread through and cut the end of the floss. The tail will disappear into the seam of the basket.
To create smaller baskets, first, create a 12″ by 12″ square of felt and then, second, measure in 4″ on all four sides. Repeat sewing steps above to finish the felt storage baskets, using different colors of embroidery floss on each basket.
Here is a detail photo to show off the fun stitching!
I created these Felt Storage Baskets for my niece, so she could organize her desk area as she heads Back to School in just a few short weeks. She’ll be a Sophomore in High School (how did that happen?) and is redecorating her entire room to make it more “sophisticated” (her words!)
I hope you will use my back to school felt storage baskets as a jumping-off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and create some bright and colorful home storage solutions! Felt is an easy, versatile and forgiving medium which allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® Premiumfelt and Corduroy non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area. Follow @KuninFeltBrand on Instagram for a ton of creative projects!
If you enjoyed this tutorial, please check out STARFISH AND SAND DOLLAR DENIM PILLOWS or TROPICAL HIBISCUS WREATH both are fabulous Kunin Felt projects! Pop over to my Instagram @CreativelyBeth to discover more inspiration!!
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