Back to School Felt Storage Baskets with Kunin

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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.

Create Back to School Kunin Felt Storage Baskets by Creatively Beth

Create Felt Storage Baskets for Back to School

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Here’s what you will need to create Back to School Felt Storage Baskets:

Materials to create back to school felt baskets by Creatively Beth

Here’s how to make Back to School Felt Storage Baskets:

The lightweight, low-profile BrightPad makes crafting easier while reducing eye strain.

STEP ONE

Measure 4″ in from all four edges of the Kunin Premium™ Felt 12″ by 18″ Craft Cut, creating a grid.

Measuring Felt to create back to school felt baskets

STEP TWO

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.

Cutting felt to create back to school felt baskets

STEP THREE

Thread the 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.

Sewing Back to School Felt Storage Baskets

STEP FOUR

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.

Blanket stitching back to school felt storage baskets

STEP FIVE

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.

finishing back to school felt storage baskets

STEP SIX

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.

Measuring Kunin Felt to create back to school felt baskets

Quick and Easy Felt Storage Baskets for Office Organizing

Here is a detail photo to show off the fun stitching!

detail of Kunin Felt storage basket

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!)

Create Back to School Kunin Felt Storage Baskets by Creatively Beth

I hope you will use my back to school felt storage baskets as a jumping-off point to showcase your creativity and create some bright and colorful home storage solutions!  Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium that allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!

Create Back to School Kunin Felt Storage Baskets by Creatively Beth

If you enjoyed this tutorial, please check out my STARFISH AND SAND DOLLAR DENIM PILLOWS or my TOOTH FAIRY MONSTER PILLOWS  both are fabulous felt projects!  Pop over to my Instagram @CreativelyBeth to discover more inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping by!

6 thoughts on “Back to School Felt Storage Baskets with Kunin

  • August 30, 2020 at 5:21 pm
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    These are so cute and functional, Beth! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    • August 31, 2020 at 8:11 am
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      Welcome, Cecilia! Thanks for hosting!!

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  • September 2, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    These are so functional and look so good as well. I hope your niece was impressed! Thanks for sharing the idea this week with us at #HomeMattersParty

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    • September 3, 2020 at 6:29 pm
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      And super quick and easy to create in ANY color! Thanks, Donna 🙂

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  • September 2, 2020 at 4:08 pm
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    This project will be perfect for me to teach our kiddos this year for homeschooling. I will let them each make one for their room to store their treasures! 🙂

    Thanks for linking up and sharing this post with us on our Embracing Home and Family link-up party. We hope you join us again this Friday for more inspiration!

    -Cherelle

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    • September 3, 2020 at 6:34 pm
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      Thank you, Cherelle! Yes, very easy for the kiddos to create and have a place for their treasures!!

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