Create Back to School Kunin Felt Storage Baskets by Creatively Beth

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.

 

Create Back to School Kunin Felt Storage Baskets by Creatively Beth

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

 

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Materials to create back to school felt baskets by Creatively Beth

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

 

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 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

 

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 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!

 

Create Back to School Kunin Felt Storage Baskets by Creatively Beth

 

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® ClassicfeltKunin® 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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