Happy Monday! Today I wanted to share with you a great DIY using burlap from our Fabric Loft line. We recently came across a post from the Hopeful Homemaker on how to use burlap to create storage bins and thought it was a fantastic idea!
The materials we used were: Target Loft Trapeze Burlap 3 | Loft Vogue White Cotton VOG FDCT-4 | Pellon Peltex 71F
The tutorial made this DIY look very easy, and it turns out it was! View the final project below and keep reading for some tips I have after giving this project a try.
1. To save time and have all three cut exactly the same, I layered the Trapeze Burlap, Vogue White cotton and Peltex ultra firm stabilizer. For the 8” x 10” x 6” high bin, cut them to 20” x 22”; then cut the 6” squares from the corners.
2. Peltex 71 has fusible on one side, so that ironed onto the back of the burlap. I thought making the little handle from burlap would be difficult, but it ironed and sewed easily. Here’s Katie’s easy version – no tucking under and easier to grab:
3. Then the lining just slips inside and is top stitched. Ta-dah! Your bag is complete!
Would you have ever thought to use burlap as a basket?